Talk: Thursday, February 12 from 6:30pm to 8pm
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.
Free parking (with validation) is available in the Artisphere parking garage. Or take Metro to Rosslyn.
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About the Curators:
Jennifer Farrell is the Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Illustrated Books, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. Previously, she was the Curator of Exhibitions at The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia; the director of the Nancy Graves Foundation in New York; an assistant curator the Yale University Art Gallery in the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photography; and a lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art. Dr. Farrell has authored several articles, essays, and books and has curated numerous exhibitions at the Fralin including Tom Burckhardt: Paintings, Suzanne McClelland, STrAY: Found Poems from a Lost Time, Jasper Johns: Early Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, Postwar British Prints, Vinland: Recent Work by Cindy Bernard and Lucian Freud: Etchings. Dr. Farrell earned her bachelor’s in art history at Smith College and her Ph.D. in art history and a certificate in film studies from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She was also a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.
Ryan Holladay is an artist and the New Media Curator at Artisphere where he has worked since it opened in 2010. He is one of three curators of Fermata, Artisphere’s Spring/Summer 2013 show and its first one dedicated entirely to sound. Additionally, Ryan works as a sound artist and musician along with his brother and collaborator, Hays Holladay. Together, the two have amassed a body of work that includes sound installations, film scores, mobile apps, and interactive concerts and events. Most recently, they have gained attention for their location-aware music projects, for which WIRED called them “pioneers.” They have worked with and spoken to a range of companies and institutions such as MTV, Olin, and the MIT Media Lab. Mr. Holladay is a 2013 TED Fellow, a 2014 Aspen Ideas Scholar, and
recently served as artist-in-residence at Stanford University’s Experimental Media Art Department.
Sarah Kennel is Associate Curator in the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley, completing her dissertation on the relationship between dance and the visual arts in early 20th-century Paris. She joined the department of photographs in 2003 and has curated or co-curated numerous exhibitions at the NGA including The Serial Portrait: Photography and Identity in the Last One Hundred Years (2012), Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced with Music (2013), and Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris (2013). Dr. Kennel has taught classes in the history of art at the University of California, Berkeley; Princeton University; and The George Washington University.
Brian Young has served as Curator, University of Maryland University College in Adelphi, MD since 2011. Earlier positions include curator at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; and the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR. Mr. Young is an Adjunct Assistant Professor for Art History at UMUC and serves on the Advisory Board for Maryland Art Place. He is also a contributing writer for Bmoreart.com.
Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA.