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Notes from a Contemporary Art Curator

Notes from a Contemporary Art Curator

Instructor: Amy Shannon Halliday
Course time(s): 48026 SEE 281-1X: T, 4/16, 2:00-4:00 pm
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Senior Symposia classes are designed for ages 50 and older, though persons of all ages are welcome to attend. All symposia take place at the John Zon Community Center located at 35 Pleasant Street in Greenfield.

Hampshire College’s Art Gallery is a member of Museums10 collaborative associated with the Five Colleges---Amherst, Hampshire, Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges and UMass Amherst.   As a member of the Museums10 Education Committee and Director and Curator at the Hampshire College Art Gallery, Amy Halliday will discuss Museums10’s recent focus on inclusion and diversity.   She will also highlight the Gallery’s experimental and interdisciplinary contemporary art projects, ranging from Plasmodial Slime Mold to Museum within a Museum.


Amy Halliday’s research and practice focus on teaching and learning in the college art museum, art and social change, and global contemporary art.   Her work with the UMass Amherst public history class on women’s incarceration was part of the traveling exhibition, States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories, which won a 2016 Academic and Community Transformation Award at UMass for connecting academic learning and community engagement.   She holds an M.A.T. from Smith College and an MA in the history of art from University College London.