Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Presenter Profile: Liz Sheehan

Liz K. Sheehan is an independent curator and educator currently living in Worcester. A native of the Philadelphia area, she holds degrees in art history and museum studies from Bowdoin College and Tufts University, and has over 10 years experience working in New England arts institutions, including the Bates College Museum of Art, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, and the Portland Museum of Art. Liz is an adjunct faculty member at St. Joseph's College of Maine, where she teaches an online survey course in modern art history, and an instructor for the "Frontiers" program at WPI, where she encourages budding scientists to experiment with art. When not planning exhibitions, she can be found dragging her toddler through museums across the Eastern seaboard and blogging about it at www.lizksheehan.com .

PechaKucha Worcester Presentation
"Public Space, Private Interactions"
My work as a curator is greatly informed by audience response and reception. Through a combination of presentation and programming, I try to make exhibitions relevant to as diverse a public as possible.
I am passionate about bringing art into the community, giving the public a forum for discussing and experiencing art, and creating opportunities for contemporary artists to explore the relationship between audience, artwork, and public/private space.

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