The Archive Is Trending

The Archive Is Trending

Join the members of NAPOLEON for a night of programming at PAFA in response to their show-within-a-show in PAFA’s main gallery exhibit Traction Company.

What is the role of the archive in the age of social media? How do we record our achievements and experiences, collections and contributions, so that they will inform future generations?

NAPOLEON will host an evening of PAFA’s Art in Process to explore the importance of archives and to hear from arts leaders who will present on unusual archival practices, with an emphasis on personal collections as well as contemporary and community arts organizations.

Guest speakers include:

Tracy Broyles, Executive Director of Spiral Q
Christiana Dobrzynski Grippe, Archivist for the Dedalus Foundation
Anthony Elms, Chief Curator for the Institute of Contemporary Art

Join us for after-hours access to our installation in the Traction Company exhibition, and bring examples of your own unusual collections to share with guest speakers and with one another.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
118-128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Registration fee is equivalent to an entrance fee to the museum, so be sure to arrive early to enjoy the exhibition.

Register online or call 215-391-4806*

For more Art in Process events, click here.

*if your school ID has reciprocity with PAFA, be sure to click “Individual member” when registering for the event.

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