Claudia Schmuckli On Matthew Ronay: Free Gallery Talk + Lunch

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Claudia Schmuckli On Matthew Ronay: Free Gallery Talk + Lunch
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Get more out of the popular exhibition "Matthew Ronay" with a free gallery talk by Blaffer Art Museum director and chief curator Claudia Schmuckli, who organized the exhibition. Then, keep the conversation going over lunch, which is on us (while supplies last)! We expect this to be a popular talk, so please RSVP on this invite if you plan on joining us so we order enough food.

Claudia Schmuckli has been named Curator-in-Charge, Contemporary Art and Programs at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco beginning Sept. 1. Since 2009, Schmuckli has been Director and Chief Curator at Blaffer, where she joined the staff in 2004 as Director of Public Relations and Membership and was appointed to Curator in 2006. At Blaffer, Schmuckli has forged a reputation as a pivotal figure in the presentation of contemporary art. Her notable projects include: Analia Saban (2016), Slavs and Tatars: Mirrors for Princes (2016), Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Sound Speed Marker (2015), Candice Breitz: The Woods (2014), Tony Feher (2012), Gabriel Kuri: Nobody Needs to Know the price of your Saab (2010), Existed: Leonardo Drew (2009), Chantal Akerman: Moving Through Time and Space (2008), Amy Sillman: Suitors & Strangers (2007) and Urs Fischer: Mary Poppins (2006).

Schmuckli also oversaw the award-winning 2012 renovation of the museum by WORK Architecture Company (WORKac), which marked the most significant facility improvement in Blaffer’s 43-year history, improving gallery circulation while creating a new northside entrance with a glowing facade that boosted the museum’s visibility and visitor accessibility. In 2015, the museum received the largest gift in its history, a $1 million bequest from longtime benefactor Jane Dale Owen (1942-2014). Schmuckli has also played a key role in planning the University of Houston’s new College of the Arts, which is set to launch on Sept. 1.

About the exhibition

Matthew Ronay’s first major museum presentation in the United States surveys a recent body of meticulously hand-crafted and vibrantly colored sculptures, reliefs and installations that deliver a phantasmagoric vision of physical and psychic processes fueled by visual traditions and conventions in art, science, and popular culture.
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By: BLAFFER Art Museum