From The Chronicle of Higher Education: "In a career that has spanned nearly 40 years, since he published his first piece of criticism, Steven Henry Madoff has been an author, critic, teacher, poet, editor, art historian, and curator. Now he is taking on the role of founding chair of a master's program in curatorial practice at the School of Visual Arts, in New York City.
Students will study the research methodologies used in curation, the history of 20th- and 21st-century exhibits, exhibition making, and the practice of art itself, to better understand the challenges faced by artists. In their second year, they will serve an internship and create their own exhibitions. The first class is expected to graduate in 2016.
Mr. Madoff, who is 58, hopes the program will give students an expansive view of the field. In the global art world, he says, "curators are thinking across national boundaries, across cultures, across disciplines, across media, and that is definitely a tendency that we want to pay attention to."
After he began teaching at the School of Visual Arts, in 2011, Mr. Madoff saw an opportunity to develop what he calls "very much of a trade school" for aspiring curators..." (continue reading)
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