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In Conversation: Katherine Ware

Thursday, May 16, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free for Members or included with Museum admission

Katherine Ware, guest curator of Shifting Perceptions, will talk about working with Museum staff to create an exhibition that reflects the highlights as well as the breadth of the Asheville Art Museum’s distinctive collection of photographs. She will also offer insights into the role of a curator in an age of proliferating digital images and shortened attention spans.


Katherine Ware is a museum professional with more than forty years of experience at institutions across the country. She began her career staging a natural history museum under her neighbor’s carport in Ohio and went on to work at the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Oakland Museum of California before earning an Master of Arts degree in the history of art at the University of California at Berkeley. She went on to serve in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is currently the Curator of Photographs at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. Major publications include books on the work of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, and Harry Callahan; Dreaming in Black and White: Photography at the Julien Levy Gallery and Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment.

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