Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship 10th Anniversary Symposium

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Ten years ago, as part of its mission to reach and engage diverse thinkers, the Smithsonian Institution created the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. Since its inception, the Smithsonian has sponsored over 150 artists, fostering research across the disciplines of art, history, culture, technology, and science, making possible the best in new artistic production as well as expanding the creative horizons of Smithsonian scholars and museums. To celebrate the fellowship's achievements and consider how to amplify the impact of the program in the future, fellowship recipients and Smithsonian staff join in lively conversation to advocate for research and study as a critical element of art practice.


SARF Symposium Part 1

00:00 Welcome
05:11 Introduction: Susan Lubowsky Talbott
33:25 Call for 2019 SARF Nominations
36:33 Session 1: What Is Artist Research?

SARF Symposium Part 2

0:0:02 Welcome Back from Lunch Break
0:1:23 Session 2: Fostering Interdisciplinary Practice
1:42:30 Session 3: Insights and Outcomes

SARF Symposium Part 3

0:0:02 Session 3 continues
0:15:36 Summation: Anne Collins Goodyear
0:50:55 Final Remarks and Acknowledgements

Symposium Program

  • 9:30 a.m. – Introduction: Bringing a Research Fellowship for Artists to the Smithsonian, Susan Lubowsky Talbott, The Fabric Workshop and Museum
  • 10:15 a.m. – Session 1: What Is Artist Research? SARF recipients Kim Schoenstadt, LaMont Hamilton, Ayana V. Jackson, and moderator Sarah Bainter Cunningham
  • 11:45 a.m. – Lunch Break
  • 1:15 p.m. – Session 2: Fostering Interdisciplinary Practice, SARF recipients Laurel Roth Hope, Annet Couwenberg, Yann Seznec along with Smithsonian representatives Edward Bronikowski, Roger Conor, and moderator J.D. Talasek
  • 3 p.m. – Session 3: Insights and Outcomes, SARF recipients Lily Cox-Richard, Brian Jungen, Ken Gonzales-Day, along with Smithsonian representatives Barbara Stauffer, Gwyneira Isaac, and moderator Al Miner
  • 4:30 p.m. – Summation, Anne Collins Goodyear, Bowdoin College Museum of Art
  • 5:15 p.m. – Tours of exhibits featuring SARF recipients: Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen at the Smithsonian American Art Museum given by Joanna Marsh and UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar at the National Portrait Gallery given by Taína Caragol and Ken Gonzales-Day

Friday, October 12, 2018

Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium
Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
8th and G Streets, NW (Use G Street Entrance)
Washington, DC 20004