How can a museum open up to new audiences? What are the creative and social possibilities of participation, and the challenges faced by museums that invite the public to collaborate? Drawing from his experience as Director of the Philbrook Museum of Art and the co-creator of Open Field, an experiment with participation and public space at the Walker Art Center, Scott Stulen discusses the principles of participation, its significance, and what it entails in the context of a museum today. The talk invites the audience to consider the roles a museum plays in society, as well as the forms of participation that can both emerge from and shape a contemporary museum of visual culture.

Date:
3 August 2018 (Friday)

Time:
 7:00-8:30pm

Venue:
Function Rooms, 2/F, Hotel Stage (1 Chi Wo Street, Jordan)

Speaker:
Scott Stulen, Director of Philbrook Museum of Art and co-creator of Open Field

Language: 
English with Cantonese simultaneous interpretation

Registration:
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register in advance.

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Enquiries:
learn@mplus.org.hk / (852) 2200 0041

Adverse Weather Arrangement:
Programme will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is still in force 3 hours before the event starts.

About the Speaker

Scott Stulen
Scott Stulen is the Director of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, and an artist, writer, curator, programmer, and DJ. He was previously the first Curator of Audience Experiences and Performance at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), Director of the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photographers, Project Director of Mn Artists at the Walker Art Center, and Associate Curator at the Rochester Art Center (Minnesota).

He has created and curated innovative exhibitions and programming, including the ARTx program at the IMA, and, at the Walker, the first Internet Cat Video Festival (#catvidfest), Community Supported Art (CSA), Artist-Designed Mini Golf, and the Open Field initiative. He is currently creating a model for the museum of the future at the Philbrook Museum of Art through immersive and accessible experiences, relevant community engagement, and radical openness.

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