“The ‘Educational Turn’ and other Detours: Art, Curating and the Academy – Distinguished Speaker Series”hosted by the School of Art History and Cultural Policy (University College Dublin) and the Faculty of Visual Culture (National College of Art and Design) with support from the Irish Museums Association, begins with renowned Art Museum Professional and Educator, David Ross in conversation with, Director of NCAD, Declan McGonagle.
The following statement is taken from the series’ website:
The Art World is Dead
This lecture is free and open to the public: RSVP is required
Friday, 22 February 2013
National College of Art and Design
(in conversation with Declan McGonagle, Director, NCAD)
Chairman of the MFA: Art Practice program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, David A. Ross has a 40-year career as an art museum professional and educator.
Career highlights have included curatorial and senior leadership positions at the Everson Museum of Art, the Long Beach Museum of Art, and the University Art Museum at UC Berkeley; and directorships at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, the Whitney Museum, and at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Ross was also the Co-Founder and President of the Artists’ Pension Trust (a pioneering financial planning program for working artists), has lectured at various universities across the country, and has served as juror and commissioner at a broad range of international shows and exhibitions (including Documenta, the Venice Biennale, and The Carnegie International).
Known for his willingness and proven ability to work within museums undergoing periods of significant transition, Ross has successfully rebuilt staff, public programs, collections and exhibition schedules, while enhancing the reputation and community support for the institutions that he has served.