The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1

An international group of artists, writers, curators, historians and activists discuss the impact of recent debates about art and feminism on exhibitions, collections, pedagogy, and cultural politics. Participants include Tania Bruguera, artist; Connie Butler, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art; Melissa Chiu, Museum Director and Vice President Global Art Programs, Asia Society Museum; Huey Copeland, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Northwestern University; Ivet Curlin, What, How, and for Whom/WHW curatorial collective; Sonia Khurana, artist, New Delhi; Catherine Lord, Professor of Studio Art, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, University of California, Irvine; Camille Morineau, Curator, Contemporary Collections and organizer of elles@centrepompidou, Musee national d'art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Ruth Noack, curator, Berlin; Emily Roysdon, artist, New York; Alexandra Schwartz, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art and Coordinator, MoMA Women's Initiative; and Michele Wallace, Professor, City College of New York/CUNY.

Tickets ($12; members $10; students, seniors, and staff of other museums $5) can be purchased at the lobby information desk, the film desk, or online.

Symposium schedule:

10:00 a.m.
Opening remarks: Glenn Lowry (Director, The Museum of Modern Art)

10:15 a.m.
Morning Panel: Collections and Exhibitions
Introduction: panel co-chairs: Connie Butler (MoMA) and Ivet Curlin (WHW curatorial collective, Zagreb)

10:30–11:30 a.m.
10- to 15-minute presentations
Melissa Chiu (Asia Society, NYC); Camille Morineau (Centre Pompidou, Paris); Ruth Noack (curator, Berlin); Emily Roysdon (artist, New York)

11:30–11:50 a.m.
Moderated discussion

11:50 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Audience Q&A

12:10–1:30 p.m.
Lunch break

1:30 p.m.
Afternoon panel: Pedagogy and Activism
Introduction: panel co-chairs: Huey Copeland (Northwestern University) and Alexandra Schwartz (MoMA)

1:45–2:45 p.m.
10- to 15-minute presentations
Tania Bruguera (artist, Paris/Havana/Chicago); Sonia Khurana (artist, New Delhi); Catherine Lord (UC Irvine); Michele Wallace (City College/CUNY)

2:45–3:05 p.m.
Moderated discussion

3:05–3:25 p.m.
Audience Q&A

3:25–4:00 p.m.
Roundtable: MoMA curators on the Modern Women’s Project, moderated by Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director
Participants: Connie Butler, Chief Curator, Drawings; Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, Film; Michelle Elligott, Archivist; Barbara London, Associate Curator, Media and Performance Art; Juliet Kinchin, Curator, Architecture and Design; Roxana Marcoci, Curator, Photography; Eva Respini, Associate Curator, Photography; Veronica Roberts, Curatorial Assistant, Painting and Sculpture; Alexandra Schwartz, Curatorial Assistant, Drawings; Sarah Suzuki, Assistant Curator, Prints and Illustrated Books; Anne Umland, Curator, Painting and Sculpture

4:00–4:20 p.m.
Audience Q&A

4:20–4:25 p.m.
Closing remarks (Connie Butler/MoMA)

Art Institutions and Feminist Politics Now is presented in conjunction with MoMA’s publication of Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art (June 2010), and is made possible by the Modern Women’s Fund.