Ingrid Schaffner // 2017 Moore Commencement Speech

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2017

COMMENCEMENT 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11:00 am
Aviator Park across from Moore College of Art & Design

HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENT AND COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Ingrid Schaffner
 is an American curator, art critic, writer, and educator, specializing in art history. She is currently at work on the 57th Carnegie International (Ci18), which will open at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, in fall 2018.

Known for the breadth of her art historical knowledge and her exceptional collaborations with artists such as Richard Artschwager, Barry LeVa, Karen Kilimnik, Maira Kalman, and Anne Tyng, Schaffner’s work often coalesces around themes of archiving and collecting, photography, feminism, and alternate modernisms—especially Surrealism. Her many significant monographic and thematic exhibitions have brought attention to under-recognized artists and little-explored themes and practices in the art world. From 2000 to 2015, Schaffner directed the exhibition program at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the leading museums dedicated to exhibiting the innovative art of our time.  Click here to read more about Ingrid Schaffner

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Moore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's student-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers ten bachelor of fine arts degrees for women. Coeducational graduate programs were launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, continuing education programs for professional adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Young Artists Workshop for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park.  For more information, visit www.moore.edu.

Published on July 20th, 2017