Visiting Lecturer Series at AMOA: Sarah C. Bancroft


This series brings several internationally-renowned contemporary art curators, directors, and arts professionals from around the globe to Austin to conduct studio visits with selected area-based artists and to present a free public lecture.

Our next lecture is with Sarah C. Bancroft, curator at the Orange County Museum of Art, at 7pm on November 29, 2012. Bancroft will discuss her critically acclaimed traveling exhibition Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series, which was on view in Texas in fall 2011, and her experiences as a curator at both large and small institutions in New York and in California (the Guggenheim Museum and the Orange County Museum of Art, respectively).

Sarah C. Bancroft joined the Orange County Museum of Art as curator in May 2008. In addition to her critically acclaimed traveling exhibition Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series (2011-2012), Bancroft curated the recent exhibition Two Schools of Cool (2011-2012) and organized the 2010 California Biennial. In 2009 she curated Video Work by Gao Shiquang and Chen Qiulin at OCMA as part of the Ancient Paths, Modern Voices China Festival, produced by Carnegie Hall and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and she coordinated OCMA’s presentation of the exhibition Carlos Amorales: Discarded Spider. Bancroft previously worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, where she co-curated the traveling exhibition James Rosenquist: A Retrospective (2003) with the late, great curator Walter Hopps and coordinated an international masterpiece exhibition from the permanent collection that traveled to Rome and Tokyo.

SEATING IS LIMITED. Arrive early to guarantee a spot.



The Contemporary Austin — Jones Center
700 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701


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