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Fresh Ideas| Matisse @ UMMA: The Process of Visual Arts Curation

Dr. Lehti Keelman
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
2:00-4:00 PM
1330 Mason Hall Map
REGISTRATION: See links below.

For Honors' first "Fresh Ideas," Dr. Keelmann* will lead a group
discussion about the Matisse/Kelly exhibition (focusing on Matisse);
and more generally, about the process of visual arts curation. We
will begin with an introduction and some interesting contextual
information about Matisse and Kelly in the LSA Honors Lounge and then
make our way to the Museum. Once at UMMA, we will spend time touring
the Matisse/Kelly exhibition and engaging in close-looking, exploring
the primacy of line and draftsmanship.

Note: This event earns one Sophomore Honors Award engagement point, but is not limited to SHA participants. Limited to twelve students.

*Bio: Lehti Mairike Keelmann is the Assistant Curator of Western Art at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), overseeing the Museum’s collection of European and American art spanning from the medieval period to the early twentieth century. She holds a Ph.D. (2016) in the History of Art from the University of Michigan and wrote her dissertation, Bachelors Bridging the Baltic: The Artistic Ambitions of the Tallinn Brotherhood of the Black Heads, c. 1400-1524, on art production and patronage in the Baltic Sea region during the late medieval and early modern periods. She served as the 2014-2015 Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow in the History of Art at UMMA and co-curated the exhibition, Soviet Constructivist Posters: Branding the New Order (2015). Among other projects, Dr. Keelmann also curated Europe on Paper: The Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection (2016-2017), an exhibition featuring part of UMMA’s permanent collection, and collaborated on the Museum’s bicentennial exhibition, Victors for Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors (2016-2017). A recent post for the Rackham Graduate School Humanities PhD Project, Epiphany at the Altar details Dr. Keelmann’s path to a museum career.
Dr. Keelmann is UMMA’s managing curator for the traveling exhibition, Matisse Drawings: Curated by Ellsworth Kelly from The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation Collection, organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Mount Holyoke Museum of Art in collaboration with The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation. She is currently working on a project featured on UMMA’s website to refresh the Richard and Rosann Noel Gallery, home to the Museum’s medieval and early modern European art, and she is co-curator of the upcoming exhibition, Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection, on view March 10th-July 22nd, 2018.
Building: Mason Hall
Event Type: Other
Tags: Honors
Source: Happening @ Michigan from LSA Honors Program