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Colleagues and Friends Breakfast: Jane Panetta

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Jane Panetta speaks with colleagues and friends Ian Alteveer and Nora Lawrence about their experiences as curators who work on high-profile contemporary artist commissions.





Jane Panetta is an Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and a member of the curatorial team for America Is Hard to See, the inaugural exhibition in the new Renzo Piano Whitney building. Before coming to the Whitney, Jane worked for several years at the Museum of Modern Art, on projects including Richard Serra's 2007 retrospective and the 2009 retrospective of the Belgian artist James Ensor. Alongside her museum work, she has served on the faculty at Parsons The New School for Design and is completing her PhD at The Graduate Center at CUNY.

Ian Alteveer is an Associate Curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ian was part of the curatorial team for the major exhibition Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years (2012), and worked on the Met's retrospectives of Jasper Johns (2008), Francis Bacon (2009), John Baldessari (2010), and Richard Serra's drawings (2011). He was previously a Curatorial Assistant at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery. Ian has curated the Met's past three Roof Garden Commissions with artists Imran Qureshi (2012), Dan Graham (2013), and, currently, Pierre Huyghe, which is on view from May 12 to November 1, 2015. 
Nora Lawrence is a Curator at Storm King Art Center, where she has organized numerous exhibitions, including Lynda Benglis: Water Sources and Outlooks: Luke Stettner, both of which open May 16 and run through November 2015. Her 2012 exhibition Light and Landscape was an International Association of Art Critics Awards finalist for Best Project in a Public Space. Prior to joining Storm King, Lawrence was a Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Modern Art. She has also worked at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. 



The Colleagues and Friends Breakfast series invites established women in the art world to have conversations about their current positions, career paths, and professional relationships. The program is generously hosted by artnet at their headquarters in the Woolworth Building.