Close Looking: Danielle McLaughlin on Memorial for Henry G. Staats
- Friday, September 20
- 12:30 PM
- Yale University Art Gallery
- 1111 Chapel Street
- FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Danielle McLaughlin’s forthcoming novel Retrospective features a number of miniatures, including sculptor’s maquettes and silver pieces. In this close-looking session Danielle talks with curator Keely Orgeman about Memorial for Henry G. Staats, part of the collection of miniatures on display at the gallery.
Keely Orgeman is the Alice and Allan Kaplan Associate Curator in the American Paintings and Sculpture Department at the Yale University Art Gallery. She received her Ph.D. from Boston University in 2014, writing her dissertation on representations of radioactivity in postwar American art. While at BU, she received the Presidential Fellowship, as well as the Jan and Warren Adelson Fellowship in American Art, organized the exhibition Atomic Afterimage: Cold War Imagery in Contemporary Art (2008), and authored its accompanying catalogue. Since coming to Yale in fall 2008, she has served in various curatorial positions in the American Paintings and Sculpture Department and has contributed entries and articles to several museum publications, including collection catalogues and the Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin. In 2017, she organized the traveling exhibition Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light and was the lead author of its accompanying scholarly catalogue, which featured a foreword by the contemporary light artist James Turrell.