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VMCC Lecture Series: Lauren Schell Dickens

Wed May 24, 2023, 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Porter D245, UC Santa Cruz
Presented by: 
History of Art & Visual Culture

Visual & Media Cultures Colloquia Series 2022-2023 presents a public lecture by Lauren Schell Dickens, Chief Curator at the San José Museum of Art. Since joining the museum in 2016 as curator, she has organized solo exhibitions and projects with Diana Al-Hadid, Sadie Barnette, Sofia Cordova, Woody de Othello, Brendan Fernandes, Sky Hopinka, Glenn Kaino and Tommie Smith, The Propeller Group, Aislinn Thomas, and Lara Schnitger; major survey exhibitions of Rina Banerjee and Kelly Akashi; and numerous group exhibitions. Prior to joining SJMA, Dickens held curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Art and Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Her public project with The Propeller Group and El Mac was awarded the 2018 Creative Impact Award by the city of San José. She is a 2019 Warhol Curatorial Research Fellow and recipient of the Fellows of Contemporary Art 2022 Curators Award. She is a collaborator in the Visualizing Abolition initiative by UCSC's Institute of Art and Sciences.



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