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Cortesía del Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College

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Residencia: Reside en Wellesley, Massachusetts, Estados Unidos
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Publicada el 12 sep de 2019      Vista 18 veces

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Desde febrero de 2010, Directora del Davis Museum del Wellesley College, que atesora una extensa colección en arte latinoamericano, siendo una de las colecciones más sólidas de este tipo en cualquier museo universitario de los Estados Unidos. ---------------------------------------------------------- Lisa Fischman is the Ruth G. Shapiro ' 37 director of the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, since February 2010. Previously, Fischman was chief curator at the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson from 2005 to 2009, having previously been gallery director at the Atlanta College of Art (2000-2005). She was formerly associate curator of contemporary art/education at the UB Art Gallery-SUNY Buffalo, where she taught in the departments of art, art history and media study (1997-2000); prior to that, she worked for the departments of new media and education at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Fischman completed her undergraduate education in art history at the University of Chicago. She earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in art history and American studies at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, specializing in relationships among the American fine arts, visual and popular culture and material culture, with an emphasis on modern and contemporary concerns. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled “Coonskin Fever: Frontier Adventures in Postwar American Culture.” Fischman has curated and organized scores of exhibitions, working both with historical collections and with living artists of national and international repute. Her career has included considerable grant support, numerous commissions, and many publications – among them, the catalog "Jenny Schmid: The Vistas of Gender Utopia," and an essay on artist Laylah Ali in the award-winning catalog "Fault Lines: Contemporary Art and Shifting Landscapes," published to accompany the exhibition of African art curated by Gilane Tawadros for the 50th Venice Biennale (2003). Over the past decade, she has worked with a wide range of distinguished artists and designers, including El Anatsui, Dieter Appelt, Shigeo Fukuda, Mélik Ohanian, the Buy-sellf Collective, Iona Rozeal Brown, Matts Leiderstam, Patricia Blanchet, Tony Gray, John Bankston, Tony Matelli, Laylah Ali, Enrique Chagoya, Edgar Heap of Birds, and Whang Inkie, among others. Fischman serves on the Governance Committee of the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and has acted as a review panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Jeff Metcalf Fellows Program at the University of Chicago, the Jerome Foundation and the McKnight Foundation.


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