August 29 | 6 – 8 PM | Negociant Winery
San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals invites you to our next installment of Craft & Conversation, where we will focus on hiring practices within museums.
Come “wine down” with us at Negociant Winery as we discuss advocating for yourself, best practices and the ways in which the museum hiring process is evolving.
Cris Scorza, Director of Education and Engagement at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego will be facilitating.
Lot and street parking available. Suggested donation of $10.
To help prepare for this dialogue, read a selection of the articles below:
See you there!
San Diego EMP
May 30 | 6 – 8 PM | San Diego Art Institute
Drinks and deep conversation with fellow museum lovers – what could be better?
San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals brings you our next installment of Craft & Conversation, focusing on Representation in Museums. Whose works and perspectives are being represented -not just in exhibits but among the ranks of the museum staff? What can we do together to promote a harmony of diverse voices?
Our friends at the San Diego Art Institute will guide us through this conversation. Come as early as 6pm to walk through their ABOUT-FACE exhibit, then grab a drink and settle in as a featured artist, Alanna Airitam, and Deputy Director, Sarah Trujillo-Porter, kick off the discussion. Suggested $10 Donation
To help prepare for this dialogue, attend one (or both!) of the FREE San Diego Art Institute events below, or read a selection of these provided articles:
- Survival Stories: Artists of Color in the Face of Institutional Racism
Saturday, May 19, 4-6pm
- ABOUT-FACE VIP Reception: Cocktails, Curator Talk, & Film Screening Wednesday, May 23, 5pm-8pm
- Be our guest at ABOUT-FACE for a curator talk and walkthrough with the artists at 6PM. The short documentary film, “From Haarlem to Harlem,” will be screened every half hour starting at 5:15PM in our private screening room. This short film by The Artist Odyssey documents Alanna Airitam’s time working on “The Golden Age” series, currently on view at SDAI.
- **Free Admission with RSVP to Jacqueline Marino at Jmarino@sandiego-art.org
- Cash Bar (SDAI members receive a complimentary drink ticket)
MORE ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS
Alanna Airitam | Fine Art Portrait Photographer and Artist
Alanna Airitam is a fine art portrait photographer. A major theme in her work is representation and she uses art as a platform to lift marginalized voices. Born in New York, she grew up in Dallas and currently resides in San Diego. The Golden Age series grew from Alanna’s desire to see people like herself represented in art history. The photographic portraits, staged with Rembrandt-like lighting, evoke Dutch Realism painting of the 17th century. Each title is a nod to the Harlem Renaissance: streets and landmarks in Harlem, NY, whose namesake came from the Dutch city of Harlem. Both were known for their wealth and outpouring of art during their respective Renaissances.
Sarah Trujillo-Porter | San Diego Art Institute | Deputy Director
Sarah Trujillo-Porter is SDAI’s Deputy Director and project manager for projects including the MJM Artist in Residence Program and the CAC grant funded Little Saigon project. Sarah is working with the fine team at the art center to bring exciting programming to our region and develop interesting experiences for all age groups. Sarah has a background in contemporary art, with an MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art and a BA in Art History with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. In her past role as Associate Director at Quint Gallery, Sarah worked on a number of projects including exhibition management, GSA contracts and other artwork commissions. She simultaneously worked at MCASD as a Gallery Educator.
September 13| 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Negociant Winery
Museum folks are working from within their organizations to positively alter the historical spaces museums inhabit, from encouraging diverse hiring practices and more equitable pay, to creating more accessible programming and reaching out to work directly with communities. But how can we insure that we are in sustainable positions to continue this important work?
Join us at our September Craft (wine) & Conversation night to discuss how to keep up in a changing field. Through a roundtable-style discussion moderated by Emerging Museum Professional, Dia Bassett, guests will have the opportunity to share their views on this subject. We complied a list of articles to read to learn a little more about the subject matter, check them out below. Reading is encouraged but not required!
$5 Suggested Donation (Support EMP with a minimum donation that will help our volunteer-run organization to continue to offer free or low-cost professional development and networking opportunities for museum professionals at all levels.)
The Female Gaze: https://thefemalegaze.org/2017/06/28/its-brave-to-quit-the-museum-field/
The Contested Histories of Water: https://hyperallergic.com/384551/dna-of-water-newhouse-center-for-contemporary-art-commonwealth-water-all-all-queens-museum-2017/
Lessons from the ‘Scaffold’ Controversy: http://www.startribune.com/lessons-from-the-scaffold-controversy-museums-are-inherently-colonial-institutions/431623363/
Make Museums Great Again? Fear of Change in Museums: https://brilliantideastudio.com/art-museums/make-museums-great-again-fear-of-change-in-museums/
Ph.D. – Level Position, $28K Salary: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/07/18/outrage-over-position-would-pay-phd-28000-what-many-see-full-workload
Parking: There is limited lot parking but lots of street parking!
San Diego EMP