In the last two decades, terms like “curator” and “to curate” have become commonplace in today’s popular lexicon. Advanced degree programs in curatorial studies have proliferated around the world and publications dedicated to curatorial practice have increased. This fall, the Nasher is offering History and Theory of Curatorial Practice, taught by Marshall N. Price, Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.
The class examines various approaches to curatorial practice in a global context, including the rise of the biennial, performance art and non-traditional venues, as well as curatorial critique. The course will also include a unit on Indigenous curatorial methodologies to coincide with the exhibition, Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.
Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now is the first exhibition to chart the development of contemporary Indigenous art in the United States and Canada. For generations, Native North American arti...