UMBC Public Humanities Minor Presents George Ciscle
Curating in Community
Curating in Community: George Ciscle in conversation with Sandra Abbott and Ashley Minner
On the development of public exhibitions and community-based curation
George Ciscle is the founder and director of The Contemporary, an “un-museum” in Baltimore and an educator and trailblazer in community-based arts and public programming. His work challenges existing conventions for exhibiting art, how we engage public spaces, and how we define curation.
In addition to discussing his work in both the Baltimore and the larger art community, Ciscle will be joined in conversation with Sandra Abbott, curator of collections and outreach at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, and Ashley Minner, professor of the practice and folklorist, Department of American Studies and director of the American Studies minor in Public Humanities. Their discussion will address community curation beyond unilateral engagement strategies and routine public programming.
The free and virtual event will be live captioned via Zoom, and ASL interpreters will be provided.