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CADN Symposium: Reimagining A Museum for the Future

Monday, May 6, 2024, 8:30 am-3:00 pm

This EVENT is for CADN DOCENTS ONLY!

Museum docents from around the State of Connecticut will reimagine a museum for the future. How are museums adapting to meet the future? Learn how creativity, new technology, and diversity can help engage the public with art at a symposium hosted by the Bruce Museum. Reimagining A Museum for the Future is the theme of the May 6, 2024, conference hosted at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich for docents from around Connecticut.

Registration

Registration is required for all attendees. Please click the "Tickets," at the upper right button, to register for this event. The actual ticket link is online via Eventbrite.. You will need to register for each person separately, and provide your name, museum name, and the requested information for your lunch # choice, and Breakout Session # choices.

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON APRIL 27, 2024

Participant Registration contact information:

Lunch Choice

Select your number for your lunch selection, which will include a beverage, a side salad, and cookies.

1. Herby Chicken Salad – Roasted free-range chicken breast, house-made mayo, parsley, chives, dill, and pickled cucumbers on a ciabatta roll

2. Ham and Cheese – Bistro ham, cheddar, butter on a demi-baguette

3. Mini Tomato & Mozzarella – fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil oil on a demi-baguette

Breakout Sessions Choices:

1 .Arms and Armor: Evolution and Innovation

2. Kimberly Klauss, Artist in Residence

3. Hockney/Origins

4 .Exhibition Highlights Tour

Please note that space is limited in each breakout session. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences.

Registration will close on April 27, 2024.


If you have any questions regarding the symposium and/or registration please contact Eve Epstein  eve@bellray.com, the CADN representative.

Agenda Summary

Further details about each speaker and session are provided below.

8:30 - 9:15 A.M.

Registration and Coffee

Grand Hall

9:15 – 9:30 A.M.

Welcome and Overview

Robert Wolterstorff, Susan E. Lynch Executive Director, and Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Museum

Auditorium

9:30 – 10:15 A.M.

Morning General Session - Keynote Address

Museum Access: Creating Extraordinary Visitor Experiences

Leslie Mueller, Award-Winning Television Host, Artist, and Executive Producer

Auditorium

10:30 - 11:15 A.M.

Morning Breakout Sessions

Sessions are repeated in the Afternoon Sessions


1. The Intersection of Art and Science – Arms and Armor: Evolution and Innovation

Dr. Daniel Ksepka

2. Behind the Canvas- An insight into the practice and studio of the Bruce Museum’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence

Kimberly Klauss

3. David Hockney/Origins:
Early Works from the Roy B. and Edith J. Simpson Collection

Corinne Flax

4. Exhibition Highlights Tour,” Bruce Museum Docents, Galleries A-D

Museum Galleries

11:30 – 12:30 P.M.

Box Lunch and Showcase of Ideas

Auditorium & Grand Hall

Learn about programs and initiatives from other participating CADN museums.

12:30 – 1:45 P.M.

Afternoon General Session

Keynote Conversation with Bruce Educators

Auditorium

Reimagining Tours from our Past: A Panel Discussion with Bruce Educators

2:00 –2:45 P.M.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Same as Morning Sessions

3:00 P.M.

Event Conclusion

Symposium Schedule Details and Registration

Bruce Front Building smaller image

Symposium Schedule:

8:30 - 9:15 A.M.

Registration and Coffee
Grand Hall

9:15 – 9:30 A.M.

Welcome and Overview
Auditorium

Robert Wolterstoff - Gabriel Dawe Plexus no. 43

Robert Wolterstorff, Susan E. Lynch Executive Director, and Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Museum

Robert Wolterstorff is The Susan E. Lynch Executive Director & CEO of the Bruce Museum. Since arriving at the Bruce in 2019, he has overseen the New Bruce Capital Campaign and completed construction of the new building--an ambitious expansion, renovation, and transformation of the Museum.  Previously, Wolterstorff served as executive director at the Bennington Museum (VT), Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion (Philadelphia), and Victoria Mansion (Portland, ME).  Wolterstorff earned an MFA and a doctorate in art history from Princeton University, building upon his art history master’s from Williams College, and a bachelor's in biology from Calvin College.

9:30 – 10:15 A.M.

Morning General Session - Keynote Address
Auditorium

Museum Access: Creating Extraordinary Visitor Experiences

Leslie Mueller, Award-Winning Television Host, Artist, and Executive Producer

Leslie Mueller, host of Museum Access

Museum Access host Leslie Mueller ‘behind-the-scenes’ at the Milwaukee Art Museum,

Image Courtesy of Leslie Mueller

A lifelong artist and museum lover, Greenwich resident Leslie Mueller is an award-winning fine artist with work represented in private and corporate collections worldwide. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at SMU in Dallas, TX. She is also an award-winning producer and art director. She is the executive producer and host of the popular Public Television series Museum Access. The series highlights America’s museums taking the viewer behind the scenes in each half-hour episode. Leslie speaks to the directors, curators, and creative personnel to get an insider’s view of the wonderful world of museums.

10:30 - 11:15 A.M

Morning Breakout Sessions

(Repeated in the Afternoon Sessions)

Kulah Khud Helmet - for CADN

Kulah Khud Helmet
18th-19th century, Persia
Bruce Museum Collection 16831.03
Gift of Miss Amelia F. MacFarlane
Photo credit: Paul Mutino

#1 The Intersection of Art and Science – Arms and Armor: Evolution and Innovation

Changing Science Gallery

Daniel Ksepka

Dr. Daniel Ksepka, Curator of Science

Dr. Daniel Ksepka

Dr. Daniel T. Ksepka earned his PhD through the Columbia University - American Museum of Natural History paleontology program in 2007. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers on research topics including the fossil record of penguins, the evolution of the avian brain, and flight in giant extinct birds.  At the Bruce Museum, he serves as Curator of Science and has recently overseen the installation of the permanent Natural Cycles Shape Our Land exhibition and Robert R. Wiener Mineral Gallery, as well as changing exhibitions on topics such as penguins, Madagascar, and natural history hoaxes.

#2 Behind the Canvas- An insight into the practice and studio of the Bruce Museum’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence

Classroom 3

Kimberly Klauss for CADN symposium

Kimberly Klauss, Artist-in-Residence
Image Courtesy of Kimberly Klauss

Kimberly Klauss is a painter formerly based in Munich. She was born in the U.S. and spent time as a child in Japan, as well as most of her adult life in Germany. Her life experience as a foreigner has given rise to questions about the universal and singular experience of personhood, as well as the reliability of perception and portrayal.

Recently she has begun including print techniques in the paintings, a result of her time as an artist in residence at Villa Lena Foundation in Italy.

Kimberly’s work was introduced to a wider audience in 2017 when she was a finalist in Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year (UK). She has since shown works in the ING Discerning Eye exhibition, with Young Space, and at Compton Verney Gallery, and has paintings held in the Soho House and Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collections.

Join Kimberly Klauss, the Bruce Museum’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence, as she discusses her journey toward becoming a working artist. During this program, Klauss will explain the motivation behind her work, followed by a Q&A, and will conclude the workshop with a hands-on demonstration of her art-making practice.

# 3 David Hockney/Origins: Early Works from the Roy B. and Edith J. Simpson Collection

Conference Room & Gallery D

Swimmer Underwater for CADN Symposium

David Hockney (British, b. 1937)
Swimmer Underwater (Paper Pool 16), 1978
Colored and pressed paper pulp, 72 x 85 ½ in.
Roy B. and Edith J. Simpson Collection
© David Hockney / Tyler Graphics Ltd.

Corinne Flax in Galleries

Corinne Flax, Manager of School and Community Partnerships

Corinne Flax is a museum educator, arts enthusiast, and community educator. She studied Art History at Drew University, receiving her B.A. in 2003 and her M.A. from Bank Street in Museum Education in 2008. Corinne joined the Bruce Museum in 2015 as Manager of School and Community Partnership, where she develops curriculum and community partnerships while focusing on creating intersections between art and science

Explore the life and career of prolific and innovative pop artist, David Hockney. The exhibition contains works created by Hockney from the 1960s to the 1980s, pivotal years in his career. These pieces illustrate Hockney’s ability and fluidity in a myriad of mediums and his wit, humor, and tenderness as a friend and artist.

Exhibition Highlights Tours Saturday

#4 “Exhibition Highlights Tour,” Bruce Museum Docents, Galleries A-D

Museum Galleries

This docent-led tour will feature exhibitions in the new Richter Wing, including the Richter Gallery of works by European artists 1830-1950, paintings and prints by David Hockney, and prints by Andy Warhol.

11:30 – 12:30 P.M.

Box Lunch and Showcase of Ideas

Auditorium

Grand Hall

12:45 – 2:00 P.M.

Afternoon General Session – Keynote Conversation with Bruce Educators
Auditorium

Kathleen Holko, Megan Brown, and Corinne Flax

Kathleen Holko, Megan Brown, and Corinne Flax

Reimagining Tours from our Past: A Panel Discussion with Bruce Educators

Kathleen Holko, Manager of School & Tour Services
Megan Brown, Manager of Youth & Family Programs
Corinne Flax, Manager of School & Community Partnerships

This panel will focus on the real-life experiences of museum educators, how difficult situations were handled at that moment, and with hindsight being 20/20, how they would be handled now. Q & A to follow.

2:15 – 3:00 P.M.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

(Same as Morning Sessions)

#1 The Intersection of Art and Science – Arms and Armor: Evolution and Innovation

#2 Behind the Canvas- An insight into the practice and studio of the Bruce Museum’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence

# 3 David Hockney/Origins: Early Works from the Roy B. and Edith J. Simpson Collection, Conference Room & Gallery D

#4 Exhibition Highlights Tour,” Bruce Museum Docents, Galleries A-D

3:00 P.M.

Event Conclusion

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