We hope everyone can join us for this exciting event! It’s our first!
The WSU National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Student Chapter is excited to host a lecture at the DIA with Rebecca Hart, Associate Curator for Contemporary Art.
Rebecca Ruth Hart is the associate curator of contemporary art for the Detroit Institute of Arts. She is the organizing curator for Shirin Neshat’s mid-career retrospective to open in Detroit during spring 2013. Hart facilitated Matthew Barney’s Detroit-based performances Sekhu and Khu (2009-10) and has project managed major installations by Mike Kelley, Minimaforms and Petah Coyne. At the DIA she was the organizing co-curator for Julie Mehretu: City Sitings (2007-08) and Artists Take on Detroit: projects for the tricentennial (2001-02), curator for Action Reaction (2009-10) and more than ten other exhibitions. Hart was a member of the curatorial team that organized Here.(2011), an exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts that examined regionalism in the twenty-first century. She was project manager and curator for the reinstallation of the DIA contemporary collection and specializes in public art and large scale sculpture. Hart graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history from Williams College and a Bachelors of Fine Arts, fiber, from Kansas City Art Institute. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Arts, fiber (1995) and a Master of Arts in art history from Wayne State University (2005), where she received the Mary Kirk Haggerty Award for art historical research. Her work has been recognized by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Association of Art Museum Curators, the Joyce Foundation and the Metropolitan Life Foundation.