Saturday, November 23, 2019, 2 pm
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, New York
Free with museum admission. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Jessica Bell Brown is a writer, curator, and an art historian based in New York. She is currently the consulting curator for Gracie Mansion Conservancy, New York, where she organized She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York, 1919–2019. Bell Brown is a PhD candidate in Modern and Contemporary Art in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. Her research explores American painting and identity in the post-civil-rights decade. Before pursuing graduate study, she worked in programming capacities at Creative Time and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. From 2016 to 2017, Bell Brown was the museum research consortium fellow in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. As a writer and critic, she has penned critical essays on contemporary artists Senga Nengudi, Eric Mack, Sam Gilliam, Jennifer Packer, Kerry James Marshall, Charles Ray, and Wilmer Wilson IV, among others. Her writing and art criticism has appeared in Artforum, the Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, and Flash Art, in addition to catalogues and publications for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Lévy Gorvy, Museum of Modern Art, and Studio Museum in Harlem.