Curating Participation: A Public Dialogue

Event has passed (Wed Sep 20, 2017 - Wed Sep 20, 2017)
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
Art, Museums


In this public dialogue, we explore how museums and other arts organizations are responding to the call for participation in our current moment by placing the visitor at the center of the museum experience. How does the “participatory turn” change the role of the curator? How does participation change the divisions of labor within the organization itself? When does participation deepen the experience of a visitor and when does it create new distractions? Considering these questions are Kelly McKinley, of the Oakland Museum of California; UC Berkeley professor Laura E. Pérez; and Peter Samis, of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.