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While programs are geared towards our fellows’ learning goals, the Emerging Curators Institute wants to make curatorial education accessible, so our events are free and open to the public. Join us for an upcoming event on topics relevant to curatorial practice.

Upcoming Events

Collective Curating
September 28, 2019
The Minnesota Museum of American Art

Free, registration is required.

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A Community Convening co-presented by Emerging Curators Institute and the M

An afternoon-long event facilitated by Emerging Curators Institute (ECI) highlighting visionary local and national curators who are actively working to share power, build relationships and engage communities through collaborative curatorial approaches.

Past Events

Artist-Centered Curatorial Practice
August 28, 2019
The White Page

Free, registration is required.

To register please visit the event on Everbrite.

Curators Lynnette Miranda and Tricia Heuring discuss their practice of building and maintaining relationships with artists.

The Emerging Curators Institute presents a conversation between Lynnette Miranda (Independent Curator; Chicago, IL) and Tricia Heuring (Curator, Public Functionary; Minneapolis, MN), who will discuss the importance of centering human relationships in curatorial work. From meeting artists and collaborators, developing and maintaining relationships, and working with others using an ethic that, as Lynnette states, “values people over production.”

Curating as Artistic Practice
July 21, 2019
Weisman Art Museum

11–4 pm
Free, registration is required.

To register please visit the event page on the Weisman website

Led by Minnesota art practitioners, this workshop will be dedicated to creative work that merges curatorial and art practices, discussing systems that support expanded concepts of art practice and the ethical implications of doing (or not doing) this work. The workshop will inspire artists and organizers in the Twin Cities to change conversations around valuing and validating artistic and curatorial work to incorporate new integrative practices in their projects and bring new practitioners—with an emphasis on women and people of color—to an evolving curatorial field.

Information Session
June 11, 2019
Film North

6:30–8 pm

This event is for anyone considering applying to the Emerging Curators Institute fellowship program who has questions about the program or the application process. The purpose of this event is to share more about the program, how to apply and to answer your questions. The event is entirely optional and you are not required to attend in order to apply to the fellowship. This event is free, registration is not required.

Film North is located in Vandalia Towers, 550 Vandalia Street, Suite 120, Saint Paul, MN 55114. Entrance and free parking lot located off of Wabash Avenue. Enter Vandalia Towers and Film North is down the hall to your right.