JoAnne Northrup: Bringing the World to Northern Nevada

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Reception, 6:15pm
Talk, 7pm
at the BRIC
108 E Proctor Street, Carson City

Bringing the World to Northern Nevada
CCAI Nevada Neighbors Talk by JoAnne Northrup

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, the Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] will present a IMG_0736
talk by curator JoAnne Northrup. Her illustrated talk, Bringing the World to Northern Nevada is the next in CCAI’s Nevada Neighbors series. The talk will take place at 7pm at the BRIC, 108 E Proctor St, Carson City. There will be an informal reception for Ms. Northrup preceding the event; the doors open at 6:15pm. The presentation and reception are free, and the public is cordially invited.

Sharon Rosse, CCAI Executive Director, said, “The Initiative is delighted to present Ms. Northrup’s talk – #50 in the Nevada Neighbors series that began in March 2003 bringing outstanding speakers, curators, and artists to Carson City. We hope everyone will attend to hear JoAnn and help celebrate this CCAI milestone.”

nvn crowdOver the past three years as Director of Contemporary Art Initiatives at the Nevada Museum of Art [NMA], JoAnne Northrup has organized major exhibitions featuring internationally acclaimed artists. In her Nevada Neighbors talk, Ms. Northrup will outline some of her major projects over the past three years and give us hints of what we can expect to see at the Museum in the years ahead. While at NMA, she has launched a robust collection program, published catalogues, and organized Museum trips to Berlin, Venice, New York, and Tel Aviv. In bringing international artists to the attention of northern Nevada through these programs, she continues establishing the Nevada Museum of Art as a significant player in the international contemporary art world.

JoAnne Northrup was appointed Director of Contemporary Art Initiatives at the Nevada jn-j valloricMuseum of Art in 2012.  In 2011 she was awarded a Fulbright Senior Research Scholarship and based her research at ZKM Center for Art + Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. As Chief Curator (2008-2011) and Senior Curator (2001-2008) at the San Jose Museum of Art, she curated and authored the first nationally touring survey exhibitions and monographs on contemporary media artists Jennifer Steinkamp (2006) and Leo Villareal (2010). Northrup earned her Master’s Degree in Art History and Museum Studies from the University of Southern California, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has worked in various curatorial capacities at the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, and the Musée de Grenoble in France.

As part of her CCAI visit, Ms. Northrup will give her talk to art students and faculty at Dayton High School, Douglas High School, and Sierra Nevada College.JoAnne_Malaynia_23feb15

The Capital City Arts Initiative is an artist-centered organization committed to the encouragement and support of artists and the arts and culture of Carson City and the surrounding region. The Initiative is committed to community building for the area’s diverse adult and youth populations through art projects and exhibitions, live events, arts education programs, artist residencies, and online projects.

The Carson City Library co-sponsors the Nevada Neighbors series with CCAI. The Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] is funded in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, Nevada Arts Council, City of Carson City, Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, U.S. Bank Foundation, Comstock Foundation for History and Culture, and John and Grace Nauman Foundation.

[top image: JoAnne Northrup]
[second image: audience gathering prior to talk]
[third image: JoAnne with Jenny Valloric, St. Mary’s Art Center artist in residence]
[fourth image: JoAnne and Malaynia Wicks, Dayton High School art teacher]
[bottom image: Nevada Neighbors spring 2015 bookmark]

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