Talk: Thursday, February 19 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Read Eric Hope’s review of SELECT 2015 HERE
Free and open to the public, the curator talks provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about the artists and artworks featured in the SELECT 2015: WPA Art Auction Exhibition. Curators will share their thoughts on the works they’ve selected for the exhibition and answer questions from the audience.
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Free parking (with validation) is available in the Artisphere parking garage. Or take Metro to Rosslyn.
About the Curators
Asantewa Boakyewa is Associate Curator at the Reginald F. Lewis Maryland African American History & Culture. Before joining the museum, she served as Senior Administrator of the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She has diversified experience developing and managing curatorial projects and educational programs for museums and other educational institutions, as well as local government agencies in the Baltimore/Washington area. Ms. Boakyewa recently curated two contemporary art exhibitions Making It Work: Emerging African American Women Artists and Lydia Douglas: Cultural Reflections of the African Diaspora and served as Curatorial Assistant for the exhibition Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists. Ms. Boakyewa holds a B.A. in History from Morgan State University.
Kristi-Anne Caisse is the Assistant Director of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center where she helps plan and implement approximately 25 exhibitions per year and multiple monthly programs. The AU Museum is the region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art with three stories and 44,000 square feet. Ms. Caisse serves as the point person to art galleries, museums, and art institutions throughout the Washington, DC metro area and at the national and international level. Prior to joining the AU Museum, she organized 40 major events per year for the School of International Service (SIS) at American University. She served as an event consultant to nine SIS program offices and external constituencies and has organized multiple conferences for the Bridging the Gap Project. Ms. Caisse has been a resident of Washington, DC for eight years and resides in Glover Park.
Sarah Hanley is an independent print curator, writer and appraiser. She writes “INK” – a quarterly column on contemporary printmaking – on the Art in Print website and is a frequent contributor to the journal. She is a consulting expert for Auctionata, an online auction company based in Berlin, and Art Peritus Advisors and Appraisers, New York. She also teaches online for NYU’s School of Professional Studies. Hanley recently organized a mid-career retrospective of Enrique Chagoya’s editioned work for the Mid-America Print Council Conference in the fall of 2014. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, ArtTable, and the College Art Association and has held positions at Christie’s, New York, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Lower East Side Printshop.
Phyllis Rosenzweig is curator emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. At the Museum she organized exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Byron Kim, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Struth, and Lawrence Weiner. She organized an exhibition of ten DC artists at the DCJCC Bronfmann Gallery in 2007, an exhibition of portrait photography at G Fine Arts in 2008, and an exhibition of four DC artists who use photography in their work at the Katzen Arts Center, American University in 2014. She has taught at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design.
Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA.