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Visiting Curator: Jennifer M. Friess

March 26, 2018
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Jennifer M. Friess, Invited Juror for Annual Student Exhibition. During the day on the 26th, Jen will select works for our student exhibition, and at 5:30pm she will give a talk about her curatorial practice, touching on the principles that guide her selections as a curator and juror.   

Jennifer M. Friess is assistant curator of photography at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She joined UMMA in 2016 as the museum’s inaugural curator of photography and since then has curated and co-curated a number of exhibitions, including Ernestine Ruben at Willow Run: Mobilizing Memory, Gloss: Modeling Beauty, and the current exhibitions Aftermath: Landscapes of Devastation and Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection. Prior to her time at UMMA, Jennifer worked at the George Eastman Museum, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s Art Program, and the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. Jennifer earned her BFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, her MA in Art History from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, and is a PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Her current dissertation research focuses on how photographers experimented with electric light in Paris between the World Wars.