Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum is joined by Megan Heuer, Director of Public Programs and Public Engagement at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Sara O’Keeffe, Assistant Curator at the New Museum, to discuss their career trajectories and the relationship between curatorial work and public programming.
$5 Members/ $15 Non-Members
About Johanna Burton
Johanna Burton is the Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum where she organized the current exhibition, "Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon," and edits the Museum’s Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture series. Prior to the New Museum, Burton was the Director of the graduate program at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.
About Megan Heuer
Megan Heuer is the Director of Public Programs and Public Engagement at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Prior to joining the Whitney in 2014, she was a Whitney Fellow in the Modern and Contemporary Art at the Met, and worked at the New Museum. She is completing a Ph.D. in art and archaeology at Princeton University.
About Sara O'Keeffe
Sara O’Keeffe is an Assistant Curator at the New Museum, where she has worked on numerous exhibitions such as the “2015 Triennial: Surround Audience” (2015), "My Barbarian: The Audience is Always Right" (2016), and "Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: Song, Strategy, Sign" (2016). Previously, she served as Curatorial Assistant at the Guggenheim Museum.
About Colleagues & Friends
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 Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance, a subsidiary of Emigrant Bank (Member FDIC, founded 1850) and its subsidiary, Fine Art Asset Management (Member APAA, AAA). Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance is a leading provider of loans secured by paintings, drawings, sculpture, wine, classic cars, stringed instruments, and other passion assets. Fine Art Asset Management provides independent, conflict-free, expert art advisory services, and USPAP compliant appraisals.
Photo: Erin Leland