Please join us at the High Museum on Thursday, June 13 at 7 pm. Curator Heather Pesanti will present a free public program as part of Artadia’s Art & Dialogue series. Pesanti, Chief Curator at The Contemporary Austin, will be joined by Michael Rooks, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum, for a discussion on curatorial practices and ideas.

Thursday, June 13; 7:00 pm
High Museum of Art, Hill Auditorium
1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta
Free with museum admission

Heather Pesanti is Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs at The Contemporary Austin, where she has organized exhibitions and commissions of work by John Bock, Carol Bove, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Anya Gallaccio, Lionel Maunz, Rodney McMillian, Wangechi Mutu, Monika Sosnowska, Robert Therrien, and Marianne Vitale, as well as the thematic exhibitions Strange Pilgrims and The Sorcerer’s Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn. Forthcoming projects include solo exhibitions of Nicole Eisenman, Deborah Roberts, and Torbjørn Rødland. From 2008 to 2013, Pesanti was Curator of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, and, prior to that, Assistant Curator of Life on Mars, the 2008 Carnegie International, at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pesantireceived her MA in Art History from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, MSc in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Oxford, and BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jessica Stockholder, Save on select landscape & outdoor lighting: Song to mind uncouples, 2019. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2019. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.