BURNAWAY and Flux Projects are pleased to announce a free public talk on June 15 by Lauren Haynes, curator of contemporary art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Haynes will be a mentor in the fifth cycle of BURNAWAY’s Art Writers Mentorship Program, as well as the first guest in Flux Projects’s new Visiting Curator series that will invite esteemed national and international curators to conduct studio visits with Atlanta-based artists throughout the year.
Prior to joining Crystal Bridges in October of 2016, Haynes worked at the Studio Museum in Harlem for almost ten years. She will discuss her transition from New York City to Bentonville, her curatorial practice, and how her approach to curating has changed since the move. What does it mean to curate contemporary art away from a major art center? What does it mean to go from a mission-specific institution to a museum with a collection spanning from the colonial period to today?
Donors of $500 or more to our current Indiegogo campaign will receive an invitation to our VIP dinner with Lauren! Donate here.
WHEN: June 15 at 7pm
WHERE: Atlanta Contemporary
HOW: Free and open to the public!
Founded in 2008, BURNAWAY is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that promotes contemporary art in the South in order to enrich the region’s cultural life and connect its diverse creative communities. Our authoritative online magazine and writing programs provide a platform to increase national recognition of our region’s artists and art writers. We fulfill our mission through our online art magazine, our Art Writers Mentorship Program, the Atlanta Art Guide, writing workshops, and public talks.
About Flux Projects:
Founded in 2009, Flux Projects is a non-profit arts organization that engages Atlanta’s public spaces with thought-provoking art that changes the way people experience the city and think about our community. The goal for the Visiting Curator Series is to generate exposure and opportunity for area artists and cultivate broader recognition for Atlanta’s vibrant and innovative arts community.
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Programs like this are made possible by individual donors like you, and our wonderful sponsors:
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Possible Futures Foundation
Forward Arts Foundation
Bright Wings Foundation