Engaging the Community: Seeking Equity in Art AIDS America

Track
Curatorial Practice
Start Day and Time
Sunday May 7 4-5:15 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
230-231 America's Center
Description
Art AIDS America (AAA) was the first major traveling exhibition to reveal how the AIDS epidemic forever changed American art. In its final days at the first venue activists and then artists raised issues of representation of African Americans within AAA and the museum field while in the final days at the second venue government officials raised issue in the content of the exhibition. Explore how three museums listened, adapted and addressed issues of diversity, inclusion, community input and equity through this exhibition.
Learner Outcome
  1. Discover how an exhibition, which took ten years to develop, shifted in scope and focus as it evolved from concept to community.
  2. Explore how three distinct museum venues addressed issues of diversity, inclusion, equity and political pressure through the topics of art and AIDS.
  3. Learn how to address community's social justice concerns and expectations within the museum practice.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Justin Rabideau
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director
Organization: 
Zuckerman Museum of Art
Bio
Justin Rabideau is the Director of the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art located at Kennesaw State University in Metro Atlanta, Georgia
Presenter: 
Rock Hushka
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Chief Curator
Organization: 
Tacoma Art Museum
Bio
Rock Hushka is the Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art at the Tacoma Art Museum.
Presenter: 
Sergio Bessa
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director of curatorial and education programs
Organization: 
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Bio
Sergio Bessa is the Director of Curatorial and Education Programs at the Bronx Museum of the Arts