Rescheduled for February 24th – Barton Art Galleries Program with N.C. Museum of Art’s Chief Curator Linda Johnson Dougherty

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Linda Johnson Dougherty, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art

WILSON, N.C. — January 28, 2021 — The Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and the Barton Art Galleries has rescheduled its program with Linda Johnson Dougherty, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art for Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. Dougherty will discuss “Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art,” including recent solo exhibitions of contemporary artists (Leonardo Drew and Scott Avett), Museum Park art projects, permanent collection reinstallation plans, and an indoor/outdoor exhibition currently under development that focuses on contemporary artists whose work explores climate change and environmental impact.

The event will be held in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery at the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on campus.

Seating will be limited and advance reservations are required because of social distancing requirements, but there is no charge to attend the lecture. Masks will be required for all those attending. To make reservations, please contact the Barton Art Galleries at artgalleries@barton.edu or call 252-399-6476. The reservation deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m.

About the speaker —  

Linda Johnson Dougherty, Chief Curator & Curator of Contemporary Art for the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, is currently organizing exhibitions of contemporary art and developing artists’ projects for the Museum Park.

She most recently curated “Invisible: Scott Avett” (2019); “The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art” (2018); “Candida Hofer in Mexico” (2018); “You Are Here” (2018);  “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion” (2017);  “Looking South: Photographs by Eudora Welty” (2017); “Zanele Muholi: Faces and Phases” (2016); “Burk Uzzle: American Chronicle” (2016); “Video Gallery: Robin Rhode” (2015); “Field Guide: James Prosek’s Un/Natural World” (2015); “Director’s Cut: Recent Photography Gifts” (2015); “The Patton Collection” (2015); “Private Eye: Contemporary Photography” (2014); “Video Gallery Series/James Nares: Street; Christian Marclay: Telephones” (2014); “Bull City Summer” (2014); “Reveal: Portraits by Carrie Levy” (2013); “0 to 60: Contemporary Art and Time” (2013); “Reveal: Portraits by Carrie Levy” (2013); “Alec Soth: Wanderlust” (2012);  “Alter Ego: A Decade of work by Anthony Goicolea” (2011, co-curated with Telfair Museums); “Inverted Utopias: Bob Trotman” (2010); “Park Pictures: Artists’ Billboard Projects” (2009-2010); “Steed Taylor: Road Tattoos” (2008), “The BIG Picture” (2007); “Contemporary North Carolina Photography” (2006-2007); “Crosscurrents: Art, Craft and Design in North Carolina” (2005-2006); and “Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art and Flight” (2003-2004).

Prior to her appointment as chief curator, Dougherty served as the co-director of the Office of Public Art for the North Carolina Arts Council from 1998-2000 and was a project coordinator for the Artworks for State Buildings Program for the North Carolina Arts Council from 1995-1998. Before moving to North Carolina in 1993, she was a curator at The Phillips Collection, a research associate in the Department of Twentieth-Century Art at the National Gallery of Art, and a research assistant at the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C.

As an independent curator and critic based in Chapel Hill, she contributed reviews and articles on contemporary art to numerous national art publications, including “Art Papers,” “Sculpture Magazine,” and” Public Art Review,” and has also written exhibition catalogues and guest curated exhibitions for museums and contemporary art centers in North Carolina and throughout the United States.  She has served on selection panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, McColl Center for Visual Art, and the North Carolina Arts Council.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Wesleyan University and an Master of Arts degree in Art History from Williams College.

For additional information about this event, please contact Maureen O’Neill, Assistant Professor of Art and Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programming, at 252-399-6476 or moneill@barton.edu, or Barton Art Galleries at 252-399-6477.

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