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Shannon Stratton, July 26, 6-8 pm

The Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies welcomes Shannon Stratton to lecture on her work. Stratton comes to PNCA as a Visiting Artist for the Low-Res MFA in Visual Studies program’s summer intensive.

Shannon R. Stratton is the William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator at The Museum of Arts and Design. For 12 years she was the Director and Curator of Threewalls in Chicago, a contemporary art space that she co-founded in 2003. Threewalls founded the Hand-in-Glove Conference and later, co-founded the Common Field Network for grassroots arts initiatives as well as publishing PHONEBOOK, a guide to grassroots and alternative artist resources throughout the United States. Current exhibitions include Atmosphere for Enjoyment, the first exhibition to deal solely with Harry Bertoia’s sounding sculptures and the traveling exhibition, Faith Wilding: Fearful Symmetries, the first retrospective of the work of Wilding, a key figure in the feminist art movement.

—Image and bio courtesy of Shannon Stratton

Check out the following related books from our collection:

Phonebook 3: 2011/2012: a directory of independent art spaces, programming, and projects a cross the United States — N 50 .S27 2012

Phonebook 4: a directory of independent art spaces & initiatives throughout the United States — N 50 .S27 2015

Art spaces directory — N 6496 .N4 N49 2012

Curationism: how curating took over the art world and everything else — N 410 .B25 2014

Radical museology: or, What’s ‘contemporary’ in museums of contemporary art? — N 410 .B57 2014

Cultural threads: transnational textiles today — N 6494 .F47 C85 2015

Merge: art, craft, design — TT145 .M47 2012

The craft reader — TT 149 .C733 2010

Learn more about Shannon Stratton and her work

The Museum of Arts and Design

Threewalls

Common Field Network

The Seen – interview with Shannon Stratton

Knoll – conversation with Shannon Stratton

—research blog post by Tina Sparkles

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