Allison Agsten is Curator of Public Engagement and Director of Visitor Services at the Hammer Museum. In her role, she collaborates with artists to develop a new paradigm for the museum experience. Recent projects include the installation of a lending library and used bookstore into the Hammers lobby gallery as well an examination of security guard labor and uniforms.Formerly, Agsten was Director of Communications at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where she spearheaded a number of projects related to accessibility including a first-of-its kind program to make rare LACMA publications available for free online and a curated online photo contest that garnered entries from across the globe. Prior to joining to LACMA, Agsten was a producer in CNNs Los Angeles bureau where she regularly covered the arts.
ICI presents a panel discussion on the discursive turn in curating at CAA’s 100th annual conference in Los Angeles. Practitioners at the intersection of education and curatorial practice examine new developments in the field and consider how this turn is re-calibrating traditional dynamics between educators, curators, and artists in different institutional contexts, as well as […]read more »