A Conversation with Curators
Thursday, December 15 | Happy hour at 6:00 p.m. | Conversation at 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join CMA Curator Michael Neumeister and Bill Bodine, former CMA deputy director and chief curator, for a conversation about the history of Kress collections in museums throughout the United States. During Bodine’s eight years at the museum, he oversaw the CMA Collection’s relocation from the Taylor House on Senate Street to its current home on Main Street. He and Neumeister discuss the thrill of moving and housing the Kress Collection, their favorite works in the European Splendors exhibition, and the care and interpretation required to maintain such a collection. Cash bar.
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Bodine was deputy director and chief curator at the CMA from 1994 to 2002, after which he became the director of the Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Born in New Jersey, Bodine lived as a child in Rome with his family for several years, an experience that shaped his love of the visual arts and architecture. Before his time in Columbia and Pittsburgh, he held positions at the National Endowment for the Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.