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Inaugural Distinguished Alum Lecture | Dr. Amy L. Powell, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Krannert Art Museum

February 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr. Amy L. Powell (Ph.D., 2012), Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

This lecture will be offered in a Hybrid format on February 9th, 2023 at 5:00pm CT.

In-person | Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, L140

Virtual | https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/97115005670

Lecture title:
“The PhD and Curatorial Work: Curating between Artists and Institutions, and Developing Long Arcs of Inquiry”

Amy L. Powell is curator of modern and contemporary art at Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research engages contemporary art with a commitment to university art museums as sites for knowledge production and experimentation. Her work at KAM has included solo exhibitions and publications with artists Louise Fishman, Kennedy Browne, Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Autumn Knight, Zina Saro-Wiwa, and the group exhibitions Attachment and Time / Image. Previously Cynthia Woods Mitchell Curatorial Fellow at Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, she organized projects with Zineb Sedira, Clarissa Tossin, Anna Campbell, and Antena (founded by poets/translators/interpreters/artists Jen Hofer and JD Pluecker). Her work has been supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution, and the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned a Ph.D. in art history in 2012.

This Department of Art History event is made possible by additional support from a competitive grant from the Graduate School Office of Professional Development as well as co-sponsorship by the Center for Visual Cultures.


Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140
800 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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