Above: Director Marilu Knode during her gallery talk for the exhibition Camp Out: Finding Home in an Unstable World, June 2012.
FROM THE DIRECTOR
Laumeier is honored to have been chosen to participate in ArtTable New York's 2013 Summer Mentored Internship for Diversity in the Visual Arts Professions. This award is an important recognition of Laumeier's active mentoring of a new generation of students from a variety of backgrounds so that they become leaders in the arts.
This summer Tiffany Barber, who is working on her Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester, New York, will be working with me and Curator of Exhibitions, Dana Turkovic, on our spring 2014 show Mound City, which will trace the presence of native cultures in contemporary society.
Tiffany received her MA in Public Arts Studies from the University of Southern California's Roski School of Fine Arts in 2008. Her master thesis was "Lapses in Memory: Slavery Memorials and Historical Amnesia in the United States." She received her BFA in Dance at Fordham University / The Ailey School. Recent presentations include "Wangechi Mutu's Non je ne regrette rien: Dismemberment and Fragmentation as Power and Resistance" at the Rethinking Race and Sexuality: Feminist Conversations Contestations and Coalitions Conference at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, Montreal, in 2013, and "Signification and Iconicity: William Pope.L Distributes MLK, Jr.", for the Crossing the Boundaries Conference XX: Icons, at Binghamton University, New York, in 2012. As you can see, Tiffany brings an excellent range of interests and skills to Laumeier's multi-disciplinary scope.
I hope you will welcome Tiffany as you see her around Laumeier and around town!