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The Curator in Conversation with Jeff Nathanson

October 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Guest Curator of Unpacked: Contemporary Works From Private Collections in Northern California, Temple Shipley, together with Executive Director Jeff Nathanson, will have an entertaining and insightful conversation about the collectors in the exhibit, the curatorial process, and the relationship between the art and the collectors. They will discuss the motivations behind collecting and the philanthropy that accompanies it. This exhibit is a rare opportunity to see artwork from the two private collections.

Temple Shipley is an independent curator who specializes in collections of contemporary art. Her previous curatorial experience consists of the Dallas Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Graham Foundation in Chicago, the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, and the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago. Shipley curated the exhibition Picturing the Iconic: Andy Warhol to Kara Walker, organised by the Art Museum of Sonoma County. Shipley earned her BA in Art History from the University of Chicago. She is the recipient of multiple Metcalf fellowships and Eugene McDermott grants.

Jeff Nathanson is a veteran arts administrator and curator from Princeton, New Jersey. He served as executive director of the Arts Council of Princeton from 2005 to 2016. Prior to that, he was a special projects curator for the Princeton University Art Museum and director-president of the International Sculpture Center in Hamilton, New Jersey. From 1991 to 2000, he was executive director of the Richmond Art Center in Richmond, California.

Lecture Sponsor receives 2 tickets and recognition in the Museum’s marketing materials. Lecture sponsorships are fully tax-deductible.

Doors open at 6:30pm, the TALK begins at 7:00pm.

Prepaid Non-Member tickets are $10 or $15 at the door.


October 19, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Art Museum of Sonoma County
505 B Street
Santa Rosa, 95401 United States
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