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Making Collections Matter: Collecting in Practice | Part 1 of 3

Oct 8, 2022

Session 1: Collecting in Practice How are institutions approaching the task of reframing and advancing what modern and contemporary art museum collections can be? 

— Sydney Briggs, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, and Connie Choi, Associate Curator, Permanent Collection, The Studio Museum in Harlem 

— Katherine Jentleson, Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art, High Museum of Art

 — Pavel Pyś, Curator of Visual Arts, Walker Art Center 

— E. Carmen Ramos, Chief Curatorial and Conservation Officer, National Gallery of Art 

Moderated by Kim Conaty, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art Making Collections Matter: A Symposium is part of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Collection Strategic Plan initiative, funded by a major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

As we approach the holiday season, please know we are expecting to be busier than usual with the potential for long entry lines. Please arrive up to 15 minutes before your ticketed time to allow sufficient time for entry, including bag checks and other security measures. We kindly ask at this time that if it is possible to leave strollers and large bags at home please do so. We look forward to welcoming you for your visit.