Taking Turns: Artists and Curators Engage the Museum

DATE: Thursday, May 18

TIME: 68 p.m.

LOCATION: NATIONAL ACADEMIES' Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Room 100

METRO: Gallery Place/Chinatown


Join the Office of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs for a discussion of the ways in which artists and curators utilize and are inspired by museum collections. The program will include a discussion with George Ciscle and Sarah Tanguy, followed by a reception.

GEORGE CISCLE founded The Contemporary Museum in Baltimore and directed it from 1989 to 1996. He organized and/or curated numerous exhibitions at The Contemporary including "Mining the Museum," "Catfish Dreamin'," "Going for Baroque," and IIgnisfatuus." Ciscle's experience at The Contemporary provided him with inspiration for the unique multi-semester exhibition development seminar he developed at MICA, subtitled The Curatorial Experience.

SARAH TANGUY is a curator for the "Art in Embassies" program as well as an independent curator and critic based in Washington, D.C.. Her current projects include "Vanishing Boundaries," a joint U.S./Lithuania photography exhibition, "Taken for Looks," an all-photography, food-inspired exhibition, "Breaking Bread," a Cuba/Russia/U.S. exhibition, and an ongoing exhibition series for the American Center for Physics. Since 1983, Tanguy has developed over a hundred exhibitions, including "Sandy Skoglund: Enchanting the Real," a 30-year survey of Skoglund's food-related installations and photography.


Press Contact: Alana Quinn, Outreach Manager
Office of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs
202-334-2415; e-mail [email protected]

Public Contact: 202-334-2436; e-mail [email protected]

For over twenty years, the Office of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences has sponsored exhibitions, concerts, and other events that explore relationships among the arts and sciences.

500 Fifth St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 334-2436 [email protected]

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