Allegany National Photography Competition Juror's Talk


Friday, March 31, 2023 • 6:00PM-7:30PM • Free

The Allegany Arts Council invites you to join 2023 ANPCE juror, Todd Tubutis, for a Juror's Talk to kick off the 2023 Allegany Photo Show program. Todd will present "Building a Museum Photography Collection: Where to Begin?", providing interesting insight from a curator's perspective and exploring this very challenge.

Most major art museums collect works that represent a diversity of media. But what if an institution is just beginning to collect photography? Where do they start? What makes the cut, and what does not? Todd J. Tubutis, director of the Art Museum of West Virginia University – a young museum that first opened its doors in 2015 – will share how he and his colleagues are approaching these questions. Tubutis will share examples from other institutions and consider the particular role academic museums play in serving both campus and community.

About the Juror

Todd J. Tubutis became director of the Art Museum of West Virginia University in February 2019 after three years as associate director of the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and six years as executive director of Blue Sky Gallery, a nonprofit venue in Portland, Oregon, dedicated to international contemporary photography. He is also a former exhibition project director at the Field Museum in Chicago where he worked from 2001–2009. He has taught and conducted research in cultural and visual anthropology in the U.S., Canada, and Hungary, and has contributed articles and reviews to “Visual Anthropology,” “Exposure,” and “Time Out Chicago,” among other publications, and recently authored the foreword for artist Kyle Meyer’s monograph, “Interwoven,” published by Radius Books in 2020. Tubutis holds an MA in anthropology from the University of British Columbia and a BA in anthropology and museum studies from Beloit College.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00PM to be followed by the Juror's Talk.

The event is free and open to the public.

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