Join the Kreeger Museum and Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA) for a panel discussion and wine reception at The Kreeger Museum. This event will serve as the closing program for the two concurrent solo exhibitions, SEED and SOLSTICE, featuring work by innovative sculptor Kendall Buster. The talk will be moderated by Tephra ICA Executive Director & Curator, Jaynelle Hazard, and panelists will include Kendall Buster, exhibiting artist; Angela Adams, Director of Arlington Public Art; Paul Brewer, former Director of Exhibitions & Curator at Corcoran; and Virginia Shore, curator, advisor, producer, and former Chief Curator and Acting Director for Art in Embassies.
This program is free and capacity is limited. Advanced registration is required.
The Kreeger Museum is located at 2401 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC.
Angela Anderson Adams
Angela Anderson Adams has worked as a curator and arts administrator for nearly 40 years, half of those directing Arlington Public Art. Under her leadership Arlington Public Art has grown from being one of the first developer-sponsored programs in the country to an internationally renowned, award-winning public and privately funded program. The program contributes art and design enhancements to most major civic projects undertaken in the County. Prior to working for Arlington County, Adams served as Adjunct Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, and Exhibitions Director/Curator for the Arlington Arts Center (now Museum of Contemporary Art), Arlington, VA. She holds a BA in Art History from the College of Wooster, Ohio, and a MA in the History of Art from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Paul Brewer is an independent curator and writer currently based in Washington, DC. As Director of Exhibitions at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, he organized a series of installation projects by artists such as Tara Donovan, Siemon Allen, and Critical Art Ensemble, among others. He also produced a series of artists’ projects at SUNY Purchase College School of the Arts, which included a major new site-specific installation by Kendall Buster entitled Subterrain. At the Oslo-based Office for Contemporary Art Norway, he was responsible for developing international exhibition projects for Norwegian artists. His writings on contemporary art have been published by numerous museums, galleries, and journals such as UCLA’s Hammer Museum, SUNY Purchase College, Kreeger Museum, Washington Project for the Arts, Manifesta Journal (Amsterdam), Origina conceptual art magazine (Mexico City), and Pace Gallery (New York), among others.
Virginia Shore is a curator, producer, advisor, and artist advocate. A long-time public servant with extensive expertise in contemporary and modern art in all media. Shore served as Chief Curator and Acting Director of the US Department of State, Office of Art in Embassies for over 20 years. She established and led the Department's first art acquisitions and commissioning division, overseeing 79 new embassies and consulates collections and curator for 54.
Shore successfully expanded AIE's mission to include international artists, while promoting DEI as a critical focus across all programming. Over the years, Shore has curated hundreds of international exhibitions/collections and collaborated with hundreds of artists, institutions, universities, foundations, diplomats, and dealers domestically and globally.
Currently, Shore is the consulting curator/advisor of commissions to the Barack Obama Foundation for the Obama Presidential Center. She is the curator and conduit of the Fredriksen Family Collection and the partnership with the new National Museum of Norway, the first public-private partnership in Norway. Additionally, Shore Art Advisory is collaborating with Jeffrey Gibson on the Venice Biennale as a Project Lead. Shore also frequently collaborates with the Emerson Collective on Art and Activism projects often related to Voting, Climate, Immigration, and Education.
In 2020, she curated and produced YOUVOTE with Jenny Holzer + civic leaders, athletes, musicians, institutions, and universities in five of the swing states. In 2021, Shore co-curated and produced HURT EARTH for COP26, working with Jenny Holzer + 40 climate activists, illuminating landmarks across the UK to draw attention to the climate crisis from Tate Modern Tower, SEC Armadillo, Edinburgh Castle, MET Tower, and beyond.