In Conversation | Abaseh Mirvali & Amy Smith-Stewart
IN CONVERSATION | ABASEH MIRVALI & AMY SMITH-STEWART
Friday, November 22, 2019 | 5:30 - 6 pm | Members Only
Members are invited to be part of an exclusive preview prior to the opening of the exhibition N. Dash. Abaseh Mirvali, Chief Curator, Executive Director & CEO, MCASB will be joined by Amy Smith-Stewart, Senior Curator, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, for an engaging conversation about the works of artist N. Dash on view at MCASB.
Abaseh Mirvali is the Executive Director, Chief Curator, and CEO at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, in Santa Barbara, California, USA. During her inaugural year as Chief Curator, Mirvali has presented the first solo U.S. West Coast show of Turin-based artist, Lara Favaretto, the U.S. West Coast solo museum debut show of American filmmaker and artist, James Benning, James Benning: Quilts, Cigarettes & Dirt (Portraits of America), and the U.S. institutional debut of Ari Benjamin Meyers and his institution Kunsthalle for Music.
Amy Smith-Stewart is Senior Curator at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT, and the founder of the eponymous nomadic curatorial project, previously located on the Lower East Side. She was formerly a Curator at MoMA PS1, a Curatorial Advisor for the Mary Boone Gallery, and the 2006–08 Guest Curator for the Peter Norton Collection. She has curated more than sixty exhibitions in museums and galleries. She has taught in the MFA Fine Arts Department at the School of Visual Arts and the MA Contemporary Art program at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
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