Points of View Speaker Series | What is Contemporary?


As the landscape of ideas, movements and media in contemporary art shifts, how do we keep up? Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art, offers a whirlwind tour of PAFA’s contemporary art acquisitions over the last four years to illustrate how curators and museums identify artists, themes and objects to bring into their collections, including new works by Cassils, Hank Willis Thomas, Mel Edwards, Ebony G. Patterson, Stephanie Syjuco and partnerships with art-making institutions like the Paulson Fontaine Press in Berkeley, CA.