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Collective Museum with Doors and Windows

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A public dialog with artists Harrell Fletcher, Molly Sherman and Nolin Calisch about “Collective Museum with Doors and Windows”, an ambitious public art project inaugurated by the new Institute of Art and Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz, which takes the form of a vast campus-wide installation complete with signage, a photo exhibition dispersed through five university buildings, a participatory walk, a print-on-demand catalogue, and a mobile website:


On February 11 at 4pm in the Digital Arts Research Center, Room 108, there will be a free public talk between the artists and Lydia Matthews, Professor of Visual Culture and Director of the Curatorial Design Research Lab at Parsons School of Design, The New School, and a prominent, long-time theorist and curator of collaborative art projects and practice. Then from 5-7pm the artists will be present for the public reception and opening at the Sesnon Gallery. The gallery show, installed by Porter College Curatorial Practice students, includes sculptures of each site, made by students in Dee Hibbert-Jones’s and A. Laurie Palmer’s art classes, plus portraits of the partici­pants who provided sites and stories for the museum, photographed by PDW artist Nolan Calisch.

On February 12, 2016, the artists will lead an all-day tour of the museum. This unusual stroll will provide a rich glimpse of the people, sites, and experiences that compose this highly personal, eccentric, and illuminating museum and the university it reflects.

Campus-Wide Collective Museum Project Launches February 11

Collective Museum exhibition February 11 – March 12, 2016

Thursday, February 11:

Talk: 4 pm Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108

Opening Reception: 5- 7 pm Sesnon Gallery comments at 6:00pm
Kindly RSVP for reception or (831) 459-5003

Friday, February 12:

Collective Museum walking tour, 9 am, Meet at DARC

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