The Emerging Curator Initiative is a collaborative venture shared between the Kirkland Arts Center (KAC) in Kirkland, WA and the Museology Graduate Program to provide a museology graduate student with the opportunity to plan and execute an exhibition hosted in the KAC Gallery as the focus of the student’s master’s project. Once selected, the student works closely with representatives of both organizations to shape their concept, define their inquiry, and connect that framework to artwork that expresses it. This collaboration provides a bridge between the academic and professional world and creates an educational experience that benefits the “emerging” student curator, regional artists, and the public.
Dates: Saturday, March 2- April 6, 2013
Curated by Anna Braden, Class of 2013
Attempting to make sense of the world around us is in our nature. We venture out into the deepest oceans and climb the tallest mountains to take notes, make maps and collect data. The marks we accumulate from these pursuits and discoveries are not without their own implications; we also leave marks of ourselves in nature’s landscapes. From the minuscule to the extreme, we leave behind everything from unobtrusive ski tracks to devastating oil spills. Human+Nature is an exploration of how artists have captured these themes in their work.
Follow the show’s progress in Anna Braden’s blog: emergingcurator.blogspot.com
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Curated by Katie Phelps, Class of 2012
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March 5 - April 9, 2011
Curated by Mercy Trent, Class of 2011
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February 12 - March 10, 2010
Curated by Jill Hardy, Class of 2010