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Public lecture: March 7, curator of the
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 Jonesboro.
David Rubin
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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