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Talks and Lectures

  • Apr 6

    • Daniel Baumann is the Director of Kunsthalle Zurich, and has served as the curator of the Adolf Wölfli Foundation at the Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland, co-curator of the Carnegie International, and cofounder of the Basel exhibition space New Jersey. Baumann is the AAM’s 2017 Curator in Residence.

  • May 3

    • In this three-part course, confront the “I don’t get it” often experienced in contemporary art. Participants will unpack topics of humor and absurdity, ultimately building a skill set of observational tools, critical vocabulary, and a greater confidence in navigating contemporary art. Each session is led by a different speaker, beginning with guest lecturer Heather Pesanti, Senior Curator at the Contemporary Austin.

  • May 10

    • In this three-part course, confront the “I don’t get it” often experienced in contemporary art. Participants will unpack topics of humor and absurdity, ultimately building a skill set of observational tools, critical vocabulary, and a greater confidence in navigating contemporary art. Each session is led by a different speaker, beginning with guest lecturer Heather Pesanti, Senior Curator at the Contemporary Austin. This session is taught by Heidi Zuckerman, Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, AAM.

  • May 17

    • In this three-part course, confront the “I don’t get it” often experienced in contemporary art. Participants will unpack topics of humor and absurdity, ultimately building a skill set of observational tools, critical vocabulary, and a greater confidence in navigating contemporary art. Each session is led by a different speaker, beginning with guest lecturer Heather Pesanti, Senior Curator at the Contemporary Austin.

  • May 18

    • Annabelle Selldorf is the Principal of Selldorf Architects. She holds a Masters of Architecture from Syracuse University in Florence, Italy. Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and a Board Member of the Architectural League of New York and the Chinati Foundation. She was the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award in Architecture as well as the Medal of Honor from the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

  • Jun 1

    • Join Claire Lyons, Curator of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum, for insight into the importance of context and display of antiquities. She will draw connections to Haris Epaminonda’s installations, which carefully pair artifacts from different cultures and eras to reconfigure our understanding of how the past and present relate.