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The Future of Gallery Design

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Wednesday, April 12
11:30 AM
ArtsKC
106 SOUTHWEST BLVD KANSAS CITY, MO 64108
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The Future of Gallery Design

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Wednesday, April 12
11:30 AM
ArtsKC
106 SOUTHWEST BLVD KANSAS CITY, MO 64108
$10
Buy Ticket → Buy Ticket →

The Future of Gallery Design

The white cube exhibition venue is expanding to a variety of platforms including shipping containers, pop-ups, billboards, and cultural districts. How do today’s curators question and reinvent traditional modes of displaying art and design for the future? This forum brings together local arts administrators with a wide range of perspectives, considering relevancy within their own models and others. They cover a variety of institutions, from a canonical museum to a midsize nonprofit to an alternative gallery.

Ticket Details
$10 in advance | $15 at door
Box lunch included in ticket price.

Event Schedule
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Registration + Lunch Served
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM: Panel Discussion
12:45 PM - 01:15 PM: Q&A




  • Catherine L. Futter, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

    Catherine L. Futter has been the Director, Curatorial Affairs at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art since January, 2016. She has been with the Nelson-Atkins for 15 years, previously as the Louis L. and Adelaide C. Ward Senior Curator of European Arts, and, beginning in 2002, the Helen Jane and R. Hugh “Pat” Uhlmann Curator of Decorative Arts. Catherine has curated a number of permanent collection installations of European and American art and numerous exhibitions, most recently Unconventional Clay: Engaged in Change and Jump In! Architecture Workshop. She also curated a major international loan traveling exhibition, Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at World’s Fairs, 1851-1939, in 2012. She has been critical in bringing contemporary artists to the Nelson-Atkins with celebrated and innovative exhibitions such as Forever, an installation by Clare Twomey and Presence & Absence: New Works by Tom Price. She was also the steward of the museum’s cultural district initiative. nelson-atkins.org
  • Hannah Lodwick, 50/50

    Hannah Lodwick is a curator, writer, and arts administrator working in Kansas City, Missouri. Her practice works from an accessible, theoretical, and political framework that results in diverse perspectives in contemporary programming and exhibitions. Lodwick graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2013, double majoring in Painting and Art History with honors. She is the co-founder and co-curator of 50/50, a platform for fostering progressive dialogues of equally exhibited local and national artists from Kansas City, Missouri. Lodwick is also the Adult Program Specialist at the School for Continuing Studies at KCAI and teaches curatorial studies, art history and observational drawing for non-credit adults and youth. Her past work includes her position as the Curator in Residence at Fight for $15, Stand Up Kansas City and select exhibitions at Plug Projects and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. For more information, visit 5050kc.com and follow her on IG @kotidian.
  • Cambria Potter, 50/50

    Cambria Potter is a curator and arts administrator in Kansas City, Missouri. Since receiving her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) in 2012 she has committed her practice to her two loves: contemporary art and critical dialogue. Potter’s practice has manifested through her work serving as co-founder and co-curator of 50/50, a platform for fostering progressive dialogues of equally exhibited local and national artists. Potter also works as the Acting Director for the School for Continuing and Professional Studies at KCAI, she manages and develops accessible programs that advance the skills of aspiring artists of all ages. For more information, visit 5050kc.com and follow her on IG @cambriachanning.
  • Amy Kligman, Charlotte Street

    Amy Kligman joined Charlotte Street in June of 2015 as Programming Director, and was promoted to Executive/Artistic Director in December of 2015. Prior to CSF, Amy was a corporate creative leader, holding titles like Innovation leader, Creative Strategist, and Art Director at Hallmark Cards. Amy was a founding member of Plug Projects, an artist-run curatorial collaborative in Kansas City’s West Bottoms that received a Rocket Grant in 2011. Amy was an integral part of imagining, planning, and facilitating programs for Plug Projects. Amy is a graduate of Ringling College of Art & Design and has held an active studio practice and exhibited nationally since receiving her BFA in 2001. Highlights from her studio work include a Charlotte Street Fellowship (2014), the Byron Cohen award (2014), inclusion in New American Paintings (issue #101), purchase of her work by the Nerman Museum of Art(2014), and a Missouri ArtBoards Commission (2015). charlottestreet.org
  • Scott Heidmann & Ken Petti, Heidmann Art Salon

    Scott Heidmann is an Interior Designer, working in the hospitality market as well as corporate workplace and education. He recently celebrated 14 years with local architecture firm, DLR Group and is currently immersed in projects locally and nationally. Heidmann is a well-respected and inspirational designer in the KC A&D community. He has positively influenced many design professionals over the last 25+ years. Ken Petti is a creative brand advisor in the fashion, entertainment and retail arena. Petti has consulted with and guided some of today’s foremost companies in developing branding and promotional marketing. Most notably he has developed strategic programs for clients including Ballet Hispanico, Calvin Klein, Universal Studios, Swarovski, Spiegel, Marvel Comics, Macy’s and the list goes on. Petti recently relocated to Kansas City from New York City, where he was born and raised. The HEIDMANN ART SALON was carefully curated through both Heidmann’s and Petti’s love and appreciation for art. Heidmann has his own impressive collection of art from all over the world. The H.A.S. approach is to create a social mix of artists, collectors, new enthusiasts and creative people from all walks of life, all together in intimate evenings that celebrate, showcase and introduce a collective of art or artist. We want to reignite the art of conversation and the conversation about art. The evenings are experiential, sometimes working with a theme infused into the installation via place, space, food and music relevant to the elements.
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