Exploring the Exhibition with Curator Barbara Matilsky

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Date and Time

Thu, Nov 16, 2023 - 5:00pm
Concludes: 6:30 p.m.

Join curator Barbara Matilsky on an exploratory tour of the exhibition Jyoti Duwadi, Himalaya to Cascadia: Transcending Boundaries. Hear Barbara discuss her extensive curatorial experience and how this shaped her approach to an exhibition spanning five decades and over 150 works by artist Jyoti Duwadi.

This event is free and open to the public.

About Barbara

Barbara Matilsky received her PhD in Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. For almost 10 years, Barbara was the curator of art at the Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA, where she organized Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity (2018) and the international traveling exhibition, Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012. Other exhibitions included: Show of Hands: Northwest Women Artists 1880-2010, and the inaugural exhibition at the Museum’s new Lightcatcher building that included a site-specific installation by John Grade (2009).

During her thirteen-year tenure as curator of exhibitions at the Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she organized over twenty exhibitions, including  Family Legacies: The Art of Betye, Lezley, and Alison Saar (2005); Five Artists ♦ Five Faiths: Spirituality in Contemporary Art (2004); Buddhist Art and Ritual from Nepal and Tibet (2001); Illuminations: Contemporary Film and Video Art (2000); and The Spirit of Place: Art, Environment, Community (1998).

While serving as curator at the Queens Museum of Art in New York City from 1985-1992, she curated Fragile Ecologies: Contemporary Artists' Interpretations and Solutions (1992), which toured nationally with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibitions Service (SITES).

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