Curator of New Museum for Contemporary Art to give Dickson Memorial lecture

Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and curator of education and public engagement at the New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, will give a public lecture, “Taking the Temperature of the Room,” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, in 112 Borland Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The lecture will consider the ways in which shifting narratives, fictions and subjective voices have been circulating in the atmosphere of art exhibitions within the last five years. Burton’s lecture is part of the Harold E. Dickson Memorial Lecture Series, which honors one of the founders of the Penn State Department of Art History.

Previously a Helena Rubinstein Critical Studies Fellow of the Whitney Independent Studies Program, for several years Burton also served as director of the graduate program in the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies. Editor of the MIT Press/October Files volume dedicated to Cindy Sherman, Burton also is the curator of many notable exhibitions, including the Whitney Museum's recent Sherrie Levine survey exhibition, “MAYHEM,” which she co-curated with Elizabeth Sussman.


Last Updated January 09, 2015