Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Emily Garner is the Manager of Museum Guide and Public Programs at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA. As Public Programs Manager, Garner has designed a broad range of public programs designed to assist visitors of all ages and abilities, to experience and understand the museum’s sculpture park and temporary exhibitions. Garner spearheaded site-oriented commissions by the Institute of Infinitely Small Things, Jessica Gath and robbinschild among others, as well as developing discussion series based around ideas presented by exhibiting artists. She is currently working on developing several programmatic aspects tied to artists engaging the landscape and exhibiting sculptures on view at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. She has been at deCordova since 2008, and has held previous positions at Fuller Craft Museum, and at Huret and Spector Gallery, Emerson University. She received her BA in Art History from Michigan State University in 2002 and her Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from Tufts University in 2007.
This fall Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Curating Beyond Exhibition-Making, the first short course to offer training to curators on the concepts and logistics of organizing public events, workshops and other discursive program formats.read more »