Recordings of past public talks are available here and here.

Insights with Kristen Hileman

In our Insights program featuring Curator Kristen Hileman, you’ll hear Hileman respond to the current exhibition on view — Moira Dryer: Yours For the Asking. Hileman provides important historical and contemporary contexts through which to consider Dryer’s work in the exhibition, as well as her overall oeuvre. By discussing Dryer in relation to other understudied female artists of the time, Hileman shares her professional research to further position the artist in the 1980s and 1990s. An overarching theme Hileman coins as “affective abstraction”- an approach to abstraction in art that engages with feeling and direct connections to life experiences – sheds further light on Dryer’s creative process and the breadth of her work.
Baltimore-based independent curator Kristen Hileman spent nearly two decades working as a curator at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC and more recently as the Head of the Contemporary Department at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Her monographic exhibitions brought new attention to important female artists Anne Truitt and Maren Hassinger, and she has realized major commissions with Theresa Chromati, Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, Sarah Oppenheimer, Tomás Saraceno, and others. Additionally, Hileman has organized exhibitions of the works of John Baldessari, Cai Guo-Qiang, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin, Meleko Mokgosi, and John Waters, and she has taught at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, George Washington University, and Johns Hopkins University.
Sponsored by Reston Community Center.

“So I want to go to art school…”: A virtual panel discussion about applying to college art programs
Saturday, October 17, 57 pm

Wondering how to navigate the application process to a college art program? Want to know how to make your college art portfolio stand out from the rest? Come to Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) where a panel of professionals will answer your questions about the art school application process and give you tips, information, and feedback on how to strengthen your application to art school. After the panel discussion, the panel members will be on-hand to provide important feedback on your portfolio. Bring your sketchbook and/or portfolio. Panel members may include art educators from George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, and Fairfax County Public Schools.

All ages. Free to attend. Sponsored by Reston Community Center. Registration coming soon.