From Modern to Contemporary: A Short Course
Join Curator of Art Andrew Connors for a three-day course on the history of modern and contemporary art. This course will focus on artworks created from the 1860s to the present. Learn how to feel comfortable looking at and discussing artwork from this challenging period of art history. Course will include illustrated lectures, occasional recorded music and gallery visits to the exhibition, When Modern Was Contemporary.
Each class covers a different topic and may be attended independently. Sign up for one class or all three. This course has limited seating, registration is recommended.
Andrew Connors is Curator of Art at the Albuquerque Museum. Previously he served as Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Albuquerque Academy (2006-09), as Senior Curator at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque (1999-2006), and as Associate Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (1984-1999) where he developed collections and exhibitions on Hispanic, Latino, Native American, and Folk Art. He studied Art History and Architecture at Yale University and pursued his PhD in Folklore and American Studies at George Washington University. He has curated dozens of exhibitions primarily in the areas of United States Latino Art, Colonial Art from Puerto Rico, Contemporary art, and Graffiti. He is currently working on an exhibition and book on the history of jewelry in New Mexico from prehistory to the present, the first exhibition in a series of medium-focused historical survey exhibitions on New Mexican art which will include ceramics, and textiles. As a lecturer, guest teacher, or consultant, he has worked with numerous organizations including the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Office of Folklife Programs, Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Chicano Studies Department at the University of California Los Angeles, Getty Center for Education in the Arts, and the Royal Government of Bhutan.
Price $1 - $4. The Short Course is included with the price of general admission.