This moderated conversation will explore the exhibition’s experimental and iterative approach, while highlighting several newly acquired works on view. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the program.
Destinee Filmore, a 2021 graduate of Spelman College with a B.A. in Art History, has a wealth of museum experience, holding previous fellowships and internships at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the High Museum of Art. Destinee has published and presented research on a variety of topics—including the work of artists Al Loving, Nellie Mae Rowe, and Mildred Thompson—and is passionate about bringing the work of diverse artists and art histories to light.
Jordan Horton received their B.A. in Art History from DePauw University in 2019. Their thesis focused on the relation of public monuments and memorials as a reflection of a society’s public sentiment and values. During their time at Williams, Jordan’s area of study has evolved around performance art emphasizing the mundane and everyday as an artistic practice. As a Mellon Curatorial fellow, Jordan has worked on exhibitions such as Sweaty Concepts and upcoming shows of Remixing the Hall, Frantz Zéphirin: Selected Works, and the 2022 Senior Student Art Show. They are excited to broaden their horizons and explore areas of interest such as accessibility and institutional critique. As a member of WCMA’s curatorial engagement team, Jordan additionally works on acquisitions, assistant teaching in the Rose Gallery, and programs.
Nicholas Liou received his B.A. in Art History from Northwestern University in 2020, where he focused on postwar photography and architecture in East Asia. At Northwestern, he was also a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow and a student docent at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. At WCMA, Nicholas is currently working on a variety of projects, including upcoming exhibitions, new acquisitions, and conducting research on the museum’s holdings of Asian and Asian American art.
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