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Life of an Object Exhibit Photo

Meet the Curator
Saturday, June 5, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
FREE to attend

Meet Dr. Megan Arney Johnston, curator of the exhibition, "The Life of an Object: Stories, Meanings, & Moments", opening on June 5, 2021. Tour the exhibit with Dr. Johnston, discuss the process of curating and learn how to view the objects on display through the eyes of a museum curator in a fun and informal setting. This is a great opportunity for students (and adults) interested in learning more about museum studies.

Megan Arney Johnston

Dr. Megan Arney Johnston is an independent  curator, museum specialist, and educator who uses socially engaged curatorial practices centered in fundamental questions about art and its display and mediation. Arney Johnston is a noted specialist in social engagement, having coined the phrase “slow curating” in 2011. She has a PhD in Museology and Curatorial Practice from the University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her curatorial appointments include institutions in Europe and the United States, where she has produced more than 340 exhibitions over her 25-year career. She has written dozens of exhibition catalog essays and articles for exhibition publications and academic journals in addition to presenting on social practice and radical museology at numerous national and international conferences. For more information, please see slowcurating.com.