Curatorial Opportunities-Faculty

Faculty in the Sam Fox School are invited to apply for unique opportunities to conceive and curate original, art- and design-based exhibitions in the Garen Gallery of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. The next scheduled slot for a faculty-curated exhibition in the Garen Gallery is February–April 2014.

Projects may take the form of a monographic exhibition organized in conjunction with the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Resident Program to explore specific aspects of the resident's work. Examples include Balázs Kicsiny: Killing Time (Robert Gero, 2012) and Allison Smith: Needle Work (Lauren Adams, 2010).

Projects may also take the form of a thematic exhibition to develop and refine theses relevant to the art, architecture, and design fields. Past examples include On the Margins (Carmon Colangelo, 2008) and Metabolic City (Heather Woofter, 2009).

Guest Curator Program in Conjunction with the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Resident Program

As part of the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Resident Program, faculty members have the opportunity to nominate distinguished working artists, architects, and designers to teach in residence at the Sam Fox School. Residents will spend eight weeks in residency at the School during the spring semester 2013, at which time they will collaborate with the faculty curator and students by team-teaching a course, offering a graduate seminar, or sponsoring an independent study. Residents may teach in the College & Graduate School of Art or the College of Architecture and/or the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design.

The Freund residency will culminate in an exhibition of the resident's work curated by the nominating faculty member at the School's Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum from February–April 2014. A portion of the work may be produced during the residency at the School. A public lecture in the form of a presentation, panel discussion, or gallery talk, held in conjunction with the exhibition, will amplify the impact of the residency. The faculty curator will work closely with the Museum's professional staff to plan and execute the exhibition.

The deadline for the next round of applications is August 15, 2012. For more information, including application instructions, download this pdf.

Thematic Faculty-Curated Exhibition

Thematic exhibitions allow faculty to bring tangible definition to their scholarly research and critical examination of visual material. Building from a refined thesis and working closely with Museum staff, the faculty curator will assemble a checklist of museum-quality objects created by artists, architects, and designers; create an exhibition layout; produce didactics and related publications; and implement the exhibition plan. The faculty curator will receive a one-semester, one-class teaching release in recognition of the significant time commitment associated with the curatorial project. It is expected that the release will be taken the semester prior to the opening of the exhibition.

The deadline for the next round of applications is August 15, 2012. For more information, including application instructions, download this pdf.