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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

Archive I: Diverged Origins curated by Raíz Symbiotisk

Opening Reception:
Thursday, July 13, 5-8 p.m
New Studio Gallery

Additional Programming:
Curators Discussion with Raíz Symbiotisk and Emerging Curators Institute Director Barak adé Soleil
Thursday, August 24, 5-7pm
New Studio Gallery

“Archive I: Diverged Origins,” and adjoining public programming throughout the community, revolves around symbolisms extracted from fungi as a concept, or “fungal threads” such as origins, grief, transcendence, symbiosis, community, remediation, and regeneration. The exhibition includes interdisciplinary work by four artists from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

This exhibition is a culmination of Pamela Vázquez Torres (she/her/hers) and Emma Wood (they/them/hen) fellowship with Emerging Curators Institute, which included monthly cohort meetings, professional development, administrative and funding support. The exhibition is the first in an ongoing series.


  • The gallery is fully accessible via a ramp on the north side of the building and an elevator connecting the first (architectural office) and second (gallery) levels. Drive to the north side of the 2303 Wycliff St., and park. A concrete ramp leads to the north entrance. The entrance will be marked with signage. Come through the glass doors. About 200 feet ahead is NewStudio Architecture on the left. NewStudio Gallery is on the lower level. Either travel into the office and down the stairs to the gallery. Or, 200 feet from the north entrance turn right and take the elevator to the lower level where the gallery entrance is located. Signage will be provided to guide the way.
  • ASL interpreters available at the curators discussion
Black and white portrait of the curators Pamela Vázquez Torres (left) and Emma Wood (right) standing next to each other. Pamela has dark straight hair, wearing a black long sleeve turtle neck and smiling at the camera. Emma has light colored hair in two braids with bangs. Emma has a nose ring and jewelry above her top lip. She is also smiling at the camera with head slightly tilted upward.
Raíz Symbiotisk

Past Events

Tara Aisha Willis is sitting in a chair, leaning in and smiling warmly at the camera with hands gently clasped against her left cheek. She has dark tightly curled hair that is shoulder length and is wearing a dark purple blouse with lilac skirt and light green geometric necklace. There is a blue stained glass lamp in the background.
Tara Aisha Willis photographed by Ian Douglas

Atautchikun | wâhkôtamowin: A Curatorial Talk by Kablusiak

February 1, 2023
All My Relations Gallery



October 30, 2021-February 20, 2022
Minnesota Museum of American Art

Additional Programming
Seeing New Potentialities
A conversation between Suriya Khuth, Cheryl Mukerji, Prune Phi, Sopheak Sam, and Daniella Thach on Sutures.
Zoom hosted by Minnesota Museum of American Art
Saturday, November 13, 2021
12-1:30pm (Central Time)

Info Session

January 11, 2022
Hosted via Zoom
6pm (Central Time)

After, Other, and Before

September 25 – December 31, 2021
Franconia Sculpture Park

Additional Programming:

Virtual Dinner & Discussion: Kehayr Brown-Ransaw
Streamed via Facebook Live
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
6pm (Central Time)

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Dinner and Discussion: Kehayr Brown-Ransaw, Timothy Manalo, Nico Sardina, Beau Tate, Kieran Tverbakk
Streamed via Facebook Live
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
6pm (Central Time)

Nico Sardina, Frame from Trick Run Ran, 2017

bisakaabiiyang (returning to ourselves)

October 14-December 11, 2021
All My Relations Arts

Additional Programming
Opening Reception
Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Closing Reception
Fluid Futurism: A Virtual Conversation with Adrienne Huard and Coyote Park
Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Courtesy of Santo Aveiro-Ojeda

Shifting Curatorial Values

Thursday, November 4, 2021
Hosted via Zoom
6-7:30pm (Central)

Curating and Commoning: The gallery as a porous space

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Hosted via Zoom
6-7:30pm (Central)

Curating Change

September 28, 2021
Hosted via Zoom.

To Look Back and Wonder

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

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, 2020
The Robert’s Lot & Community Garden
2948 Chicago Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN
Doors open at 5:30pm

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)

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

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

Revitalizing Symbols

January 10 – February 14, 2020
Opening Reception: January 10 | 6-8pm
Panel Discussion: January 28 | 7pm

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

Collective Curating

September 28, 2019
The Minnesota Museum of American Art

Artist-Centered Curatorial Practice

August 28, 2019
The White Page

Curating as Artistic Practice

July 21, 2019
Weisman Art Museum
11–4 pm

Information Session

June 11, 2019
Film North
6:30–8 pm