In-Conversation: Behind the Career Curtain

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September 12, 2017
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Fine Arts, Graduate Studies, Humanities, Teaching and Learning


Join the Association for Art Museum Curators Foundation for the next in our In-Conversation series, to be held in ChicagoThe program, Behind the Career Curtainwill address the various approaches and strategies art professionals have taken in creating, maintaining, and achieving a rewarding career in the visual arts world.

Together, four prominent art leaders will elaborate on their own experiences, as well as education tracks, expectations, best practices in the job searching and hiring, and the struggles of balancing the demands of an all-encompassing career field. The discussion features Katelijne de Backer, Director, PULSE Art Fair; Lisa Corrin, Ellen Philips Katz Director, The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University; Madhuvanti Ghose, Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan, and Islamic Art, The Art Institute of Chicago; Vice President of Governance & Nominating, Board of Trustees, AAMC & AAMC Foundation, Moderator; and Sarah Herda, Executive Director, Graham Foundation. Following the discussion, the audience and speakers will continue the conversation at a brief reception.

The program will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 6:30 to 9pm. Hosted by Christie's, the event will take place at their offices and at the John Hancock Center, and is organized by the AAMC Foundation.

This is a ticketed event with limited seating. Pre-registration is required. For additional information about the In-Conversation series, please visit the AAMC website.


About AAMC & AAMC Foundation
Founded in 2001, the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) today has over 1,300 members from over 400 institutions around the globe. AAMC & AAMC Foundation celebrate the curatorial narrative by supporting and promoting the work of art curators at all stages in their career through opportunities for networking, collaboration, professional development, and career advancement. In the ever-changing, non-profit visual art world, AAMC is the voice for all curators—regardless of field, experience level, and institutional type. We ensure that the curatorial perspective on art, museums, and educational issues is actively communicated to the public, media, and museum profession. For more information, visit

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Hannah Teskey
Program Manager
AAMC & AAMC Foundation

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