Alison Gass: Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco
Thursday, Apr 28, 2022, 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Graduate Lecture Series - Osher Lecture Hall
Alison Gass
Krieger Family Director - Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco


Thursday, April 28, 2022, 12:00–1:30 PM (PST)
Osher Lecture Hall  

Alison Gass is the founding Krieger Family Director @ the Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco (ICA SF), a new organization that opens in Fall 2022.  She previously served as the ICA San José’s Executive Director and Chief Curator; the Dana Feitler Director of the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, where she launched the Feitler Center for Academic Engagement; Chief Curator at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University; and Assistant Curator of Painting & Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). 

"The ICA SF pledges to be a non-collecting contemporary art museum that prioritizes artists over art holdings, individuals over institutions, and equity and expansion of the canon."  They believe that "[i]n breaking from the expected museum model, ICA SF pushes against tradition and hierarchies, fundamentally changing how contemporary art is curated, compensated and accessed by all."  They have been highlighted in The New York Times and profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle.  An interview with Gass detailing her vision for the ICA SF appeared last fall in Widewalls under the headline "Museums Can Do Better."

Stay Tuned for details about a Friday, April 22 free tour of the Tauba Auerbach -- S v Z exhibition at SFMOMA.