The Lemon Art Research Library Symposium

Free Open House: 10 am - 7:30 pm
Ticketed Symposium: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Join special guest Clayton Kirking, the Museum’s former head librarian and first curator of Latin American Art, in conversation with a panel of experts to get a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the Lemon Art Research Library. Learn how curators, librarians, and scholars collaborate to create exhibitions and build collections.
With Latin American art as its focus, the discussion will concentrate on the following:
• The evolution of Latin American art being acquired by art museums and by private collectors in the United States from the 1980s to the present day
• The link among curatorship, scholarship, and research libraries
• The changes in available resources, from rare exhibition catalogues and materials to the modern world of electronic resources
Program Speakers and Panelists
• Keynote Speaker: Clayton Kirking, MLS – Longest serving Librarian at the Phoenix Art Museum and the first Curator of Latin American Art at PAM; former Chief of Art Information Resources, New York Public Library.
• Edward J. Sullivan, PhD - Deputy Director and Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art at the Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Sciences at New York University, the author of numerous books on art history with a concentration on the arts and visual cultures of Latin America
• Beverly Joy-Karno, MS – Director of Howard Karno Books, Inc., dealing in rare books on the arts, art history, archaeology and history published in Latin America
• Vanessa Davidson, PhD - Shawn & Joe Lampe Curator of Latin American Art, Phoenix Art Museum
• Patricia Peregrine, MLIS, MFA - Head Librarian Lemon Art Research Library, Phoenix Art Museum
Presented in celebration of National Library Week, April 9 – 14, 2018. This event is free for Museum Members and $5 for the general public. Tickets will be available soon at
Sponsored by Gene and Cathie Lemon.

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