Spring Keynote: Museums and Making in the 21st Century – Clyfford Still Museum


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Spring Keynote: Museums and Making in the 21st Century

Fri, Apr 22, 2016, 7–8 pm
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Glenn Adamson, outgoing Nanette L. Laitman director of the Museum of Arts and Design

Three times each year, the Clyfford Still Museum presents a seasonal keynote. Curators, art historians, cultural theorists and other luminaries are invited to present on a special topic related to a special exhibition or to larger concerns in the field of art, art history, culture, and museums. This season, join Glenn Adamson for a discussion about the practice of making in contemporary art and craft and its intersection with museum practice.

Glenn Adamson

Glenn Adamson

In recent years, we have seen a huge resurgence of interest in making of all kinds. Among amateurs, artists and designers alike, there is a newfound respect for skill, craftsmanship, and material intelligence. What is the role of museums, traditionally places for quiet reflection, in fostering this enthusiasm for interactive process? Adamson will consider this question and discuss the live activation-oriented approach that he and his team are pursuing at MAD.

Registration for this program is now closed. Walk-ups are welcome and will be seated, once the program begins, until capacity has been met.

Sharp Auditorium at the Denver Art Museum
Free | Registration Required

A members-only reception precedes this event for which separate RSVP is required.

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