Graduate students Anna Kupiecki and Jackie Murphy attended the Wisconsin Curators Conversation on Friday, April 17th at Edgewood College in Madison as part of their internships at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend. This small, private conference covered topics specific to Wisconsin curators. The morning session focused on a discussion of budget concerns and the effect on the arts in Wisconsin. This was followed by lunch and a gallery talk by Edgewood College artist Matthew Bindert in his exhibition Interconnected Crises. During the afternoon session many topics arose, including deaccessioning and trading of artwork, the importance of curators in the UW system, solutions for little shown art, and the evolution of museum visitors and arts education. It was an incredibly informative day and a wonderful opportunity for Anna and Jackie!
IN THE PICTURE
L to R: Jackie Murphy, Anna Kupiecki