The UO School of Art + Design, Department of Art, in partnership with The Ford Family Foundation, Reed College’s Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Portland State University, is pleased to announce the continuation of Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures—Connective Conversations | Inside Oregon Art for the 2019–20 season.
Julie Rodrigues Widholm
Director and Chief Curator DePaul Art Museum, Chicago
"Expanding the Canon:
A Call for Curatorial Activism in 21st Century Museum"
November 21, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Room 115
1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene
Julie Rodrigues Widholm is Director and Chief Curator of DePaul Art Museum where she leads the strategic and artistic vision to promote equity and interdisciplinary education in art museums. Prior to taking the helm at DPAM in September 2015, she was Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art. She has organized more than 100 solo and group exhibitions, including Julia Fish: bound by spectrum, Brendan Fernandes: The Living Mask, Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, Unite, Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks, Doris Salcedo, Unbound: Contemporary Art after Frida Kahlo, Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City, which have been presented at museums across the U.S. such as DePaul Art Museum, MCA Chicago, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Perez Art Museum Miami, the Nasher Museum at Duke University, MIT List Visual Arts Center, among others. She grew up in Brazil, Mozambique, Portugal, Germany, and across the U.S.
About Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures—Connective Conversations | Inside Oregon Art
The Ford Family Foundation and UO School of Art + Design, Department of Art, partner with Reed College’s Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Portland State University in a multiyear program to bring prominent curators and critics to Oregon to engage with artists statewide.
“Connective Conversations, Inside Oregon Art” began in 2011. The expanded partnership is made possible by a grant from The Ford Family Foundation’s Visual Arts Program, which honors interest in the visual arts by the late Mrs. Hallie Ford, a co-founder of The Foundation.
Connective Conversations brings professional curators and critics from outside the Northwest to conduct one-on-one studio visits with established artists, deliver lectures, and join in community conversations. The program aims to enhance the quality of artistic endeavors throughout the state.
About The Ford Family Foundation
The Ford Family Foundation was established in 1957 by Kenneth W. and Hallie E. Ford. Its Mission is “successful citizens and vital rural communities” in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. The Foundation is located in Roseburg, Oregon, with a scholarship office in Eugene.