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The PGH Photo Fair Speaker Series is pleased to present Amanda Hunt, Assistant Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Doors open at 6pm, event starts at 6:30pm in the Ace Hotel Ballroom. After each lecture, everyone is invited to stay for drinks at the hotel bar.

Over the course of more than four decades, artist and cultural critic Lorraine O’Grady has won acclaim for her installations, performances and texts addressing the subjects of diaspora, hybridity and black female subjectivity. Curator Amanda Hunt will discuss O'Grady's landmark 1983 performance "Art Is..." and the forty photographs she generated to capture the energy and spirit of the original performance.

Save the date for our last upcoming lecture:
April, 5th - Dr. David Kronn, Collector


Amanda Hunt recently served as Associate Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Her exhibitions there included The Window and the Breaking of the Window; Black Cowboy; Tenses: Artists in Residence 2015-16; Rashaad Newsome: THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO SEE; A Constellation; Lorraine O’Grady: Art Is…; In Profile: Portraits from the Permanent Collection. Hunt was the curator of inHarlem: Kevin Beasley, Simone Leigh, Kori Newkirk, Rudy Shepherd, a multi-site public art initiative in four Historic Harlem Parks, on view through July 25, 2017. Hunt curated Portland2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, presented by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Oregon, and was a curator at the non-profit art space LA><ART from 2011-2014. Hunt helped to produce two major initiatives in Los Angeles, including the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, co-produced by LA><ART and the Getty Research Institute, and Made in LA 2012, the first Los Angeles biennial organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LA><ART. Hunt also served as Curatorial Assistant for the Los Angeles City Pavilion for the 9th Shanghai Biennale in 2012. She has worked at various galleries and institutions including Whitechapel Gallery, London; Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York; the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Hunt holds her MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
This event is part of a greater city-wide collaboration including the
Carnegie Mellon School of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series featuring artist Wangechi Mutu and curator Adrienne Edwards on March 7th; and the March 4th Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, organized in a collaboration with Carnegie Museum of Art, the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland, and the Frick Fine Arts Library at the University of Pittsburgh.
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