Monday, August 08, 2011

Goodbye - Hello to Jeffry Cudlin

As of this week, Jeffry Cudlin, the curator of the Arlington Arts Center, is no longer a full-time employee of the Arlington Arts Center (more on the word parsing ("full time") later...

Starting this Fall, Cudlin will be teaching at MICA as a full-time Professor of Curatorial Studies and Practice. His duties include "running the undergraduate curatorial studies concentration and co-teaching the first year practicum of George Ciscle's brand new MFA in Curatorial Practice."

He already boasts that "Our students are going to build some great shows."

This is not the end of Cudlin's association with AAC, where in my opinion he has made a formidable impact for the better and truly steered the AAC in whole new direction, again for the better.

Cudlin says that he will continue working with them as a consultant, and he's currently curating a show set to open at AAC in January of 2012 titled SHE GOT GAME--a show about images of women in sports.

I know two things already: (a) AAC will miss Cudlin's curatorial eye and sensibilities, and (b) MICA will gain not only a talented artist who as a professor I suspect will continue to be somewhat of a theoretical Poindexter who is also a proven intelligent and versatile curator, but also a warm human being who is going to give it all and more to his students.

And I believe him: I bet that we'll soon be seeing some great student-built shows coming out of MICA.

Fair winds and following seas, Jeffry!

1 comment:

Jesse said...

Wonderful news for him! What an amazing opportunity. I send my best wishes in this new direction.