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Your Helpful Guide to #AskaCurator Day on Twitter

by Hrag Vartanian on September 18, 2013

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With 581 614 museums in 34 35 countries taking part, #AskaCurator is set to generate a lot of discussion about art around the world. Starting in New Zealand and ending in Hawaii, today is your chance to engage with curators of all kinds in 140 characters or less.

askacurator2-HOMETo help you get the most out of your experience, we’ve compiled a list of just some of the many major museums in the US taking part today.

Of special note is special collaboration by the Guggenheim, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, and the Los Angeles Museum of Art, which have designed a special James Turrell triple-header to celebrate the fact that all three museums are hosting Turrell exhibitions.

We will add to this list throughout the day (all times in Eastern Daylight Time, EDT) and museums are ordered from East to West.

Follow @AskACurator for general updates.

James Turrell Tripleheader

2:00–3:00pm — Associate Curator Nat Trotman from the Guggenheim, @guggenheim
3:30–4:30pm — A curatorial assistant from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, @mfah
4:00–5:00pm — Curator Christine Kim from the Los Angeles Museum of Art, @lacma

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) @MuseumModernArt

10:30–11:30am — Esther Adler and Kathy Curry, assistant curators in the Department of Drawings and Prints, on the American Modern show
12:00–12:45pm — Roxana Marcoci, curator in the Department of Photography,  on New Photography 2013
2:30–3:30pm — Jim Coddington, chief conservator, on the conservation of modern art and the Jackson Pollock Project in particular
4:00pm — Barbara London, associate curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art, on the Soundings exhibition and sound art

Studio Museum of Harlem @studiomuseum

Starting at 11:00am — Lauren Haynes, assistant curator
Starting at 2:00pm — Thelma Golden, director and chief curator
Possible addition: Thomas Lax, curatorial assistant

National Museum of American History @amhistorymuseum

10:00–11:00am — Jeffrey Brodie, deputy director of the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, and Harold Wallace, expert in electrical history
11:00am–12:00pm — Noriko Sanefuji, Asian Pacific American history, and Katherine Ott, LGBT collections
12:00–1:00pm — Susan Evans, American Food History Project, Carlene Stephens, project director and curator of On Time (the museum’s exploration of how America has learned to live by the clock), and Joan Boudreau, hunting/fashion/conservation
1:00–2:00pm — Judy Gradwohl, Director for Education and Public Engagement, and Ryan Lintelman, US Civil War
2:00–3:00pm — Ryan Lintelman, beyond the US Civil War, Suzanne Thomassen-Kraus, textile conservation, and John Hasse, jazz historian
3:00–4:00pm — Karen Lee, coins, and Shannon Perich, photography and pop culture
4:00–5:00pm — Katherine Ott, medical and disability history, and Dwight Blocker Bowers, costumes
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Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA) @mcachicago

11:00–11:30am — Julie Widholm, the Pamela Alper Associate Curator
11:30am–12:00pm — Steven Bridges, curatorial assistant
1:00–2:00pm — Naomi Beckwith, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator
2:30–3:00pm — Karsten Lund, curatorial assistant
3:00–4:00pm — Dieter Roelstraete, Manilow Senior Curator

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) @mocalosangeles

Curator Alma Ruiz will respond to questions all day starting a little later than 12:00pm.

The Getty @GettyMuseum

11:00am–12:00pm — Bryan Keene on Manuscripts, particularly Renaissance and Medieval
12:00–1:00pm — Christine Sciacca, Manuscripts, particularly illuminated
1:00–2:00pm — Bryan Keene, Manuscripts
2:00–3:00pm — Frances Terpak, Photographs
3:00–4:00pm — Mary Louise Hart, Antiquities
4:00–5:00pm — Arpad Kovacs, Photographs
5:00–6:00pm — Julian Brooks, Drawings
6:00–7:00pm — Charissa Bremer-David, Sculpture & Decorative Arts, particularly 17th- and 18th-century French decorative arts
7:00–8:00pm — Scott Allan, Paintings, particularly 19th French painting
8:00–9:00pm — David Saunders, Antiquities
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