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Tune in this Friday, May 1, 4pm EST as Melissa Chiu, Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden talks about her life and work with MOCA Curator Herb Tam. It’s part of the series Curators in Conversation, where we learn about how curators and cultural producers in the Chinese and Asian American community approach their work. Melissa will discuss her early interests in art, her first forays into curating, and what it’s like to lead a national museum of modern and contemporary art.
Melissa Chiu is director of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the national museum of modern and contemporary art. Since her appointment in 2014, she has advocated for contemporary art through the Museum’s exhibitions, acquisitions, and public programs. Prior to this, she served as Vice President of Global Art Programs at the Asia Society Museum in New York, where she led exhibitions and programs for fourteen years including many ground-breaking exhibitions of contemporary art and first-time national loan exhibitions of antiquities.
Herb Tam is the Curator and Director of Exhibitions at Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA). He recently co-curated “Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving,” an exhibition that explored the construction of Chinese American identity through MOCA’s archival materials.
This is a series of web-only events presented by MOCA. In the coming weeks, all public programs will be live-streamed on ZOOM.
Museum of Chinese in America is located in New York City and is dedicated to spotlighting Chinese American history.