Thinking the Museum: Museum as Career Catalyst

April 5, 2017

The Kemper Art Museum occupies a unique position in St. Louis’s cultural landscape: it operates as a nexus of campus and community, accessibility and rigor, lived experience and scholarly expertise. As a teaching museum it is dedicated to creating transformative learning experiences for students, faculty, and the public while embracing the idea that artistic literacy is fundamental to our understanding of the world.

This panel discussion will investigate the role and impact of the Museum in teaching and training students. Panelists include four Washington University alumni who had formative experiences as students working with the Museum and who have since gone on to become art world professionals working in a range of settings. Participants will discuss their experiences at the Museum and how they influenced their subsequent career trajectories.

James Cohan (BA82) owner, James Cohan Gallery, New York
Morgan Dowty (BFA15) curatorial assistant, Department of Prints, Drawings & Photographs, Baltimore Museum of Art
Robert W. Duffy (BA67) arts journalist, St. Louis
Jan Schall (MA79) Sanders Sosland Curator of Modern Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Moderator: Meredith Malone, associate curator, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

Free and open to the public.