Opening Day Talk: What is Impact?

Saturday, March 9

1 pm

Free for Museum Members
$20 Not-Yet Members (includes Museum Admission) 

Thomas McGuire Hall | Sarasota Art Museum

Join Dan Cameron, guest curator of Impact: Contemporary Artists at the Hermitage Art Retreat and former Hermitage Curatorial Council member, for a special artist panel at Sarasota Art Museum featuring four of the participating artists. Through open and engaging conversation prompted by moderation from the curator, Todd Gray, Michelle Lopez, Ted Riederer, and Kukuli Velarde will explore the cultural impact that making and experiencing art has on our society. The four artists, who share the common experience of having attended a residency at the Hermitage Artist Retreat, will be invited to discuss their works in the exhibition and to speak on concepts at the core of their artistic practices, including the ways they use art to reveal truths about modern life.

The Hermitage Artist Retreat
Diana Al-Hadid (Syrian-American, born 1981). Al 'Ayn, 2023. Polymer gypsum, fiberglass, steel, plaster, metal leaf and pigment, 63 x 82 1/2 x 4 in. © Diana Al-Hadid. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of Kasmin, New York.

About Dan Cameron

Beginning with Extended Sensibilities (1982), his groundbreaking New Museum exhibition on LGBTQ art, for more than forty years NYC-based curator and writer Dan Cameron has combined an independent practice with senior curatorial positions at museums, including the New Museum, CAC New Orleans, and Orange County Museum of Art. Along with publishing hundreds of museum, book, and magazine texts on contemporary art, he has personally organized more than a hundred museum exhibitions, including retrospectives of Martin Wong, David Wojnarowicz, William Kentridge, Faith Ringgold, Cildo Meireles, Carolee Schneemann, Carroll Dunham, Peter Saul, and Paul McCarthy, among others. He has served as artistic director for numerous international biennials, including Istanbul, Taipei, Kansas City, and Cuenca, Ecuador. In 2007, Dan founded Prospect New Orleans, the contemporary art triennial to benefit the city after Hurricane Katrina, and was the artistic director of its first two editions. Cameron is also a longtime member of the Hermitage’s National Curatorial Council.