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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Ask a Curator Day!

Have you ever wondered how exhibitions at the Worcester Art Museum are put together?
Are you curious about the day-to-day life of a curator?
Want to know more about an object in WAM’s collection?

Find out directly from WAM curators themselves on Ask a Curator Day! You ask, we answer. To participate, tweet your questions to @WorcesterArt TODAY, September 14, from 11am-4pm EST with the hashtag #AskACurator.

We will be gathering your questions throughout the day and members of the curatorial team will answer during WAM Curator Hour from 4-5pm. Standing by to answer your questions are…

Jon L. Seydl, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of European Art
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Expertise: Medieval to 20th century European art; Ancient Greek and Roman art.

Elizabeth Athens, Assistant Curator of American Art
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Expertise: 18th- and 19th-century American Art.

Justin M. Brown, Curatorial Assistant in American Art
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Expertise: Pre-20th century American painting; race and American visual culture.

Nancy Burns, Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
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Expertise: Prints and drawings after 1850; the history of photography.

Jeffrey Forgeng, Curator of Arms & Armor and Medieval Art
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Expertise: Hand-to-hand esthetics.

Vivian Li, Assistant Curator of Asian Art
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Expertise: Ancient to contemporary Asian art.

Karysa K. Norris, Curatorial Assistant
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Expertise: Wrangling curators.

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