Announcing: Libraries Speaker Series

University Libraries Speaker Series: Ingrid Schaffner and Elizabeth Tufts Brown

The University Libraries are pleased to announce a new speaker series, kicking off this fall. The University Libraries Speaker Series features speakers from a wide range of backgrounds who embody at least one of the Libraries’ core values of context, curiosity, or access. The lecture series delivers experiences that inform, delight, and enlighten the CMU community, contributing to a campus atmosphere that enriches the university’s mission. All events are open to the public and admission is free.

Please join us for our inaugural event on Friday, November 2, noon - 2 p.m. in the Posner Center, featuring Ingrid Schaffner, curator of the Carnegie International and CMOA Associate Registrar Elizabeth Tufts Brown. The 57th Carnegie International opens October 13, 2018 at the Carnegie Museum of Art. It is the oldest North American exhibition of contemporary art from around the globe. Hear Schaffner and Tufts-Brown speak about the Carnegie International: the history, the artists, the files, and the research that make this exhibition a vital resource and entity.

A lunch reception with the speakers will follow the talk.

About the Speakers

Ingrid Schaffner is an American curator, art critic, writer, and educator, specializing in contemporary art. She is currently at work on the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018 which will be on view from October 13, 2018 to March 25, 2019 at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. From 2000 to 2015, Schaffner directed the exhibition program at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the leading museums dedicated to exhibiting the innovative art of our time. Her many significant monographic and thematic exhibitions have brought attention to under-recognized artists and little-explored themes and practices in the art world.

Elizabeth Tufts Brown is Associate Registrar for the Permanent Collection and Archives at Carnegie Museum of Art.  She has a B.A. in Art History from The College of William and Mary and an M.A. in Art History from George Washington University. Ms. Brown has worked with the CMOA Archives for over 20 years and has a special interest in the history of the International.

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