Please join us at University Galleries on Tuesday, February 6 at noon for “A Curator’s Tale,” a presentation by University Galleries’ Director Barry Blinderman. A reception with light refreshments will begin at 11:30 am. This event is organized for the 2017-2018 School of Art Research Colloquium. Free and open to the public.
Barry Blinderman is a curator of contemporary art, educator, and essayist. He has been the director of University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, since 1987. From 1980-87, he directed Semaphore Gallery and Semaphore EAST—in Soho and the East Village, respectively—exhibiting Martin Wong, Ellen Berkenblit, Nancy Dwyer, Robert Colescott, and other emerging artists.
Blinderman’s essays have been published in books on Walter Robinson, Danica Phelps, Jeanne Dunning, Martin Wong, Tseng Kwong Chi, and others. His interviews with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Robert Longo have been republished in anthologies including Art Talk: the Early 80s and I’ll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews 1962-1987. As director of University Galleries, Blinderman curated the first U.S. museum surveys for David Wojnarowicz, Walter Robinson, Michelle Grabner, Jane Dickson, Keith Haring, Jeanne Dunning, Tony Tasset, and many others.
The School of Art Research Colloquium offers an inclusive platform for faculty and staff engaged in traditional academic research and studio production of all types. It is co-sponsored by the School of Art and University Galleries, and organized by Andreas Fischer (Associate Professor, School of Art) and Kendra Paitz (Senior Curator, University Galleries).
Please contact University Galleries at email@example.com or 309.438.5487 to arrange an accommodation.