Panel Discussion Led by Yale School of Art Dean on Curating International Art

Curating contemporary art in an age of globalization will be the focus of a panel being presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Shifting Shapes—Unstable Signs,” the inaugural exhibition in the new Yale School of Art Gallery. Robert Storr, dean of the school, will moderate the panel of museum curators, which will be held on February 17, 7 p.m., at the School of Art Sculpture Building, 36 Edgewood Avenue, Room 204.

Titled “Curation, Contemporary Art & the International Context,” the discussion is free and open to the public.

Panelists include Melissa Chiu, museum director, Asia Society, New York; Fereshteh Daftari, assistant curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Gillian Forrester, curator of prints and drawings, Yale Center for British Art.

Storr, the organizer of the event, is a well-known critic, writer and painter. From 1990 to 2002, he was curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, and was the director of the Venice Biennale in 2007, the first American to hold that position.

The new Yale School of Art Gallery is devoted to showcasing the work of international artists. The Gallery also provides Yale School of Art students an opportunity to learn curatorial skills.

The panel is made possible through the support of The South Asian Studies Council of The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University.

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