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Visiting Curator: Mia Curran

January 11, 2017
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
Monroe-Brown Gallery
Tour of Worlding, 3:00 p.m.

Informal dialogue with students
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 1004 at 4:00 p.m.

Please RSVP to Indra Lācis at indra.lacis@wmich.edu for both events

Opening to the public on January 12, 2017, the Richmond Center for Visual Arts (RCVA) will host the exhibition Worlding featuring Lucas Blalock, Marsha Cottrell, Ben Hagari, Ajay Kurian, and Hayal Pozanti. Curated by Mia Curran, Worlding is the fourth exhibition RCVA has produced in conjunction with the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s New York Professional Outreach Program (NYPOP). Comprised of film, sculpture, painting and drawing, Worlding asks viewers to examine works of art not only as objects but as individually constructed worlds governed by internal sets of rules and logic. Worlding is on view in the Albertine Monroe-Brown Gallery from January 12 through February 3, 2017.

During her visit to the Frostic School of Art on January 11, Mia Curran will conduct a tour of the exhibition, Worlding, give remarks at the preview/opening reception, and speak informally with students about contemporary curatorial strategies.

Mia Curran is an independent curator and a PhD student in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.  Mia previously worked as a curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum, where she was part of the curatorial team that organized America Is Hard to See, the inaugural exhibition in the Whitney's new building, and Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney's Collection. Prior to joining the Whitney, she held positions in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, the Research Department at Tate Britain, and the Modern and Contemporary Art Department at the Philadelphia Museum. Mia earned her BA from Georgetown University.