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Duffy—Maximum Security exhibition

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

The work of Elizabeth Duffy, Associate Professor of Art and University Core Professor, was featured in a major exhibition, “Maximum Security” at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey from April 17-June 26, 2016, curated by Mary Birmingham, which also included an Artists Talk by Duffy. The exhibition includes six quilts Duffy created in 2015 and 2016, who writes of the work, “Quilts immediately bring to mind ideas of home, comfort and security. As heirlooms, they carry narratives that are otherwise forgotten. Bringing these two seemingly polarizing forms together allows me to highlight the costs borne by societies deeply invested in incarceration.

Duffy Speaks at Bard Graduate Center, NY

July 20th, 2016 by glaramie

Elizabeth Duffy, Associate Professor of Art, presented a lecture at the Bard Graduate Center as part of the Curatorial Practice as Experiment: A Chipstone Foundation-Bard Graduate Center Collaboration February 18, 2016. The program was convened by Bard Professor Catherine Whalen. The collaboration engages students in creative curatorial practice, leading to innovative interpretations of objects in physical and virtual space. The collaboration between Bard Graduate Center and the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Chipstone Foundation promotes study of American material culture and decorative arts, and include a student-curated exhibition and interpretive material in multiple formats.  Sessions feature visits with scholars such as Elizabeth Duffy, who are involved with innovative museum practices.