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Public lecture: March 7, curator of
New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center
March 2, 2006 -- David S. Rubin, curator of visual
arts at the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, will present a public
lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the
Fine Arts Recital Hall on the campus of Arkansas State University in
In addition to New Orleans, Rubin has also served as
the curator of twentieth century art at
Phoenix Art Museum and as associate director/chief curator of Cleveland
Center for Contemporary Art in Ohio.
Prior positions include director of the Freedman Gallery at Albright
College in Reading, Penn.; director of exhibitions at the San Francisco
Art Institute and adjunct curator for San Francisco Museum of Modern
Art; director at the Santa Monica College Art Gallery; assistant
director for Galleries of the Claremont Colleges and assistant professor
of art history, Scripps College in Claremont, Calif.
Since 1980, Rubin has been a member of the International Association of
Art Critics. In 1996, he served as U.S. Commissioner for the Cuenca
Bienal of Painting in Ecuador, and since 2001 he has been an
international juror for the Florence Biennale.
Over the years, Rubin has organized numerous solo and thematic
exhibitions. Solo projects have been devoted to Douglas Bourgeois, Petah
Coyne, Jay DeFeo, Al Held, Donald Lipski, Christian Marclay, Dennis
Oppenheim, Alison Saar, and many others.
Group exhibitions include
“Cruciformed: Images of the Cross Since 1980,” “Old Glory: The American
Flag in Contemporary Art,” “It’s Only Rock and Roll: Rock and Roll
Currents in Contemporary Art,” “Chelsea Rising,” “Birdspace: A
Post-Audubon Artists Aviary,” and “The Culture of Queer: A Tribute to J.B. Harter.”
Rubin holds a degree from the University of California at Los Angeles
and from Harvard University.
Rubin is also serving as juror for this year’s Student Art Exhibition at
ASU. While on campus, he will select artwork submitted by students to be
presented in the Fine Arts Center Gallery later this spring.
Rubin’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Art Visiting
Artist/Scholar Lecture Series and the Arkansas State University Art
Student Union. The event is admission-free and open to the public.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Department of
Art at 870-972-3050.
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