The Director of the Walsh Gallery, Jeanne Brasile, will travel to New York City this month to present at the College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference.
The conference, now in its one-hundred-and-seventh year, is the largest professional gathering of art historians, artists, designers, curators and others dedicated to the visual arts. Participants have access to more than three-hundred sessions on topics such as Impressionism, activism and the political role of artists and the arts.
Artist Joyce J. Scott, 2016 recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" fellowship, will be the keynote speaker. Other notable artists in attendance include Guadalupe Maravilla and Julie Mehretu.
Having attended the conference since her undergraduate career, Brasile will now serve as a panelist in a new series of professional development workshops. These programs are intended to create teaching opportunities and strengthen the skills of emerging art professionals and artists. The workshop, titled "University Galleries: Strategies for Active Engagement," invites Brasile and three other visual arts professionals to discuss successful approaches to organizing campus exhibitions and collaborations.
Brasile will bring to the conference her expertise in public art projects, interactive exhibits and hosting interdisciplinary events on campus at the Walsh Gallery. As a big proponent of using galleries for experiential learning, the gallery director will also share her experiences working with students in the Museum Professions graduate program.
"The College Art Association Annual Conference is one of my favorite professional development events—I look forward to it every year," said Brasile "The organization's resources are indispensable, and I love the community of artists, administrators, art historians, educators and museum professionals that assemble for this prestigious event. I have always found the conference illuminating and stimulating. I am especially looking forward to participating in the conference as a panelist this year. It is an honor to address my colleagues on the role and importance of the university gallery, and particularly how the Walsh Gallery's innovative exhibition strategies actively engage students, faculty and the communities we serve here at Seton Hall."
Learn more about the CAA Annual Conference.
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