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2022 Art Curators Conference Early Bird Registration Deadline

March 2

Curators from around the world will gather in New York City from April 30 to May 3 for the 2022 Art Curators Conference. We anticipate over 600 attendees to join us for a one-of-a-kind gathering of curatorial decision-makers in museums and nonprofit arts organizations.

Centered on the theme of Sustainability & Revitalization, we will investigate ways forward. Panels, events, keynotes, and networking opportunities at the annual Art Curators Conference will lead to tangible post-conference tools, relationships, and key learnings directly impacting our museum and arts community. Bringing together an international audience, in addition to in-person attendance, virtual attendance is also available.

All attendees, both in person and virtual, will attend each session collectively at the same time and date.

  • (Art)Tourism as Spectatorship?
  • Changing the Day
  • Half-day FOCUS: Confronting Environmental Crisis
  • Decentralizing the Curatorial
  • Exhibiting Difficult Knowledge
  • Insights into Vetting at the TEFAF Fair
  • NFTs: A Conversation by Sotheby’s
  • nico wheadon, Independent Art Advisor, Curator, Educator & Writer, Workshop for the current Mentee Cohort
  • Yejin Lee, Founder, Equity & Justice Practitioner, Jeong Coaching & Consulting LLC, Workshop for the current Professional Alliance for Curators of Color Cohort
  • Pamela J. Joyner on The Black Trustees Alliance in conversation with Brooke A. Minto, Executive Director, Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums
  • Keynote Address by Gretchen Jennings, Co-Founder, The Empathetic Museum on Empathy as Action
  • Dr. Kenneth V. Hardy, Ph.D., Clinical & Organizational Consultant, Eikenberg Institute for Relationships on Becoming and Being a Cross-Racial Ally: Tips and Tactics for Talking about Race (Part II)
  • Program Alumni Event
  • Awards for Excellence Celebration
  • Members’ Party
RoundTables occur on different days over the course of the conference and have both in-person and virtual options for networking and conversations. 

  • RoundTables: Sustainability
    • Provenance Impact
    • Courier Policies
    • Exhibition Design
    • Digital Publications
    • Community Partnering 
    • Storage
    • Deaccessioning: A Sotheby’s RoundTable
  • RoundTables: Revitalization
    • Shifting Acquisitions
    • Hiring Practices
    • Active Anti-Racist Advocacy
    • Inclusive Management Structures 
    • Remote and Hybrid Work Schedules
    • Colonialism in Permanent Collections


March 2