Programs / Art & Dialogue

Art & Dialogue is a national program designed to expand support for Artadia’s growing network of Awardees. Artadia currently supports over 300 Awardees working in a diverse array of disciplines in seven cities across the country. Developed through in-depth research of artists’ needs, Art & Dialogue bridges connections between visual artists, curators and diverse publics in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco through a series of studio visits, public programs, and online engagement.

Curators participating in the Art & Dialogue program:

– Conduct studio visits with 8 – 10 local Artadia Awardees
– Present a free public program hosted by a local cultural partner
– Provide a summary of their experience upon returning to their home institution

All Art & Dialogue programs are documented, anthologized on Artadia’s website, and publicized internationally.

View a list of upcoming Art & Dialogue programs on our Calendar.

Art & Dialogue is made possible thanks to the generosity of The Paul & Edith Babson Foundation, The Brown Foundation, the California Community Foundation, Chubb,The Fleishhacker Foundation, The Houston Endowment, The Joyce Foundation, MailChimp, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, as well as Artadia’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors throughout the country.



Cultural Partners:

Valerie Cassel Oliver, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, at the Brooklyn Museum, New York.

Lauren Haynes, Curator of Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.

Antwaun Sargent, Writer & Critic, at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta.

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Artist and co-founder of Beta-Local, San Juan, Puerto Rico, at Lawndale Art Center, Houston.

Chrissie Iles, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, at The Lab, San Francisco.

Alex Klein, Dorothy and Stephen R. Weber (CHE’60) Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, at Carpenter Center at Harvard University, Boston.


Cultural Partners:

Miguel Lopez, Chief Curator of TEOR/éTica, San Jose, Costa Rica, at the Brooklyn Museum, New York.

Naima Keith, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs, California African American Museum, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Meg Onli, Assistant Curator, ICA Philadelphia, at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta.

Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, Hammer Museum, at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston.

Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, at The Lab, San Francisco.

Magali Arriola, Independent Writer and Curator, at The Mistake Room, Los Angeles.


Cultural Partners:

Kristan Kennedy, Visual Art Curator, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, at Skowhegan, New York.

Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), at Threewalls, Chicago.

Cesar Garcia, Founder, Director, Chief Curator, The Mistake Room, at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta.

Catherine Morris, Sackler Center Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, at MFAH, Houston.

Peter Eleey, Associate Director of Exhibitions and Programs, MoMA PS1, at The Lab, San Francisco.

Diana Nawi, Associate Curator, Perez Art Museum Miami, at 356 Mission, Los Angeles.

Elizabeth Sherman, Assistant Curator, Perez Art Museum Miami, at MassArt, Boston.

Press Partners: Bad at Sports, Chicago; Burnaway, Atlanta


Cultural Partners:

Aram Moshayedi, Curator, The Hammer Museum, at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and Burnaway, Atlanta.

Hazma Walker, Associate Curator, Renaissance Society, Co-curator, Made in LA 2016, at The Lab, San Francisco.

Tina Kukielski, Curator, Carnegie Museum of Art, at Threewalls, Chicago.

Miki Garcia, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, at MFAH, Houston.

Rachel Adams, Associate Curator, UB Art Galleries, at the Rose Art Museum, Boston.

Katherine Brinson, Associate Curator, Guggenheim, at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles.


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