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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.

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Upcoming Events

To Look Back and Wonder

June 23, 2021
Zoom hosted by The Minnesota Museum of American Art
6:00–7:30 pm

Click here to register via Zoom. Registration is open through the start time of the event. 

As museums around the world contemplate their continued relevance, curators Sally Frater and Dr. Kelli Morgan take a look back over their careers to-date as museum professionals who have worked to make institutions more equitable. In this conversation, the two seasoned curators will discuss how they would advise their younger selves on navigating the often toxic environments of art museums.

Sally Frater holds an Honours BA in Studio Art from the University of Guelph and an MA in Contemporary Art from The University of Manchester/Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Curatorially she is interested in decolonization, space and place, Black and Caribbean diasporas, photography, art of the everyday, and issues of equity and representation in museological spaces. She has curated solo and group exhibitions for institutions such as the Art Gallery of Guelph, the Ulrich Museum of Art, the McColl Center for Art and Innovation, Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at the University of Toronto, Project Row Houses, and Centre[3] for Artistic and Social Practice. A former resident in the Core Critical Studies fellowship at the Glassell School at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Frater has also completed fellowships and residencies at the UT Dallas Centraltrak, Southern Methodist University, Project Row Houses and Art21. The recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts she is a member of the Association of Art Museum Curators and is an alumna of Independent Curators International. She is currently the executive director of Oakville Galleries.

Dr. Kelli Morgan is a curator, educator, and social justice activist who specializes in American art and visual culture. Her scholarly commitment to the investigation of anti-blackness within those fields has demonstrated how traditional art history and museum practice work specifically to uphold white supremacy. Dr. Morgan has held teaching positions at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University, Wayne State University, and the University of Michigan, as well as curatorial positions at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In 2014, the Ford Foundation awarded her a dissertation fellowship. She earned her PhD in Afro-American studies and a graduate certificate in public history–museum studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Postponed Events

We Are New Again

(Original Dates) March 16 – May 21, 2020
Marsden-Gustafsen Gallery at Film North
550 Vandalia St., Suite 120, St. Paul, MN 55114

Curating Beyond Exhibition

(Original Date) March 15, 2020
Fresh Oysters Performance Research
512 E 24th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Starting at 2pm.

Selected work from Deaccessionings, Candice Davis. Courtesy of the artist.

Past Events

Burn Something

August 2020 – August 2021
Exterior of the Family Partnership
1527 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Flores Oscuras Horror Show

October 31st & November 1st
The Robert’s Lot & Community Garden
2948 Chicago Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN
Doors open at 5:30pm
Curated by Xochi de la Luna

Information Session

August 24, 2020
Zoom hosted by The Minnesota Museum of American Art
6:30–8:00 pm

Curating As Healing

April 19, 2020
Zoom hosted by the Minnesota Museum of American Art
1pm-2pm (CST)

Revitalizing Symbols

January 10 – February 14, 2020
Artistry
Opening Reception: January 10 | 6-8pm
Panel Discussion: January 28 | 7pm
Curated by Alexandra Buffalohead.

Collective Curating

September 28, 2019
The Minnesota Museum of American Art
1-4pm

Artist-Centered Curatorial Practice

August 28, 2019
The White Page
6:30-8:30pm

Curating as Artistic Practice

July 21, 2019
Weisman Art Museum
11–4 pm

Information Session

June 11, 2019
Film North
6:30–8 pm

By Noah Exum
Prayers for Water, 2016,
Debra Yepa-Pappan. Digital print on antique ledger paper, signed. Courtesy of the artist.