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The City as Muse/Um: 2013 Conference in NYC!

February 28, 2013

The Council of American Jewish Museums presents their 2013 Annual Conference The City as Muse/um.

For three days (March 3rd-5th), museum professionals and their colleagues will experience New York’s cityscape as an exhibition of art, culture and history.

The Foundation for Jewish Culture is proud to be a part of the planning and production of the event. Program Officer Andrew Ingall is a conference co-chair. Six Points Fellowship Director Rebecca Guber and FJC Board Member Judith Margles served as conference program committee members. In addition to panels and talks, The City as Muse/um includes experiential programming such as artist-led workshops and urban walks.

The Foundation’s grantees and staff are well represented at the conference:

  • David Karnovsky (2011 AmericanAcademy in Jerusalem Fellow), who will be speaking at the opening plenary.
  • Liana Finck (2010 Six Points Fellow, NYC), who will serve as the Council of American Jewish Museum’s first artist-in-residence. Throughout the conference, she will be drawing and exhibiting cartoons inspired by the events.
  • Corrie Siegel (current Six Points Fellow, LA) will be leading participants in a workshop to create interpretive maps of cities real, imagined or both.
  • Alina Bliumis (2007 Six Points Fellow, NYC) will join Corrie in a panel: “Reaching Deeper—Artists, Curators, and Educators Engaging Communities” (Monday, March 4th, from 10.30am to 12.00pm)
  • FJC President and CEO Elise Bernhardt participates in “Thinking Outside the Box: Non-Traditional Collaborations, Programs, and Audiences” (Sunday, March 3rd, from 2.30am to 4.00pm)

Other speakers of note appearing at the conference include New York Times critic-at-large Edward Rothstein, architect Charles Renfro, No Longer Empty’s president and chief curator Manon Slome, and artist Ben Rubin.

Among the excursions offered by the conference are a guided tour of the Museum of Chinese in Americas, a chance to observe subway passenger behavior with artist Neil Goldberg, and an exploration of how food, art, and design converge on the Lower East Side with curator Daniel Belasco.

You can find more information about other events at the conference here:

We look forward to seeing you in New York!

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