Risa Puleo Visiting Curator

The Museum will host a Visiting Curator’s Presentation on Thursday, April 18, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Hudson Auditorium. Risa Puleo will be our guest speaker. Puleo curated the Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly exhibition now on view at the Museum through June 2, 2019. Allison Smith (Chair and Professor, Art History) will serve as JCCC faculty moderator. The program is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.


April Visiting Curator

Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly is on view at the Nerman Museum through June 2, 2019. Monarchs has traveled to several venues across the United States and takes the migration path of the Monarch butterfly as a geographic range and a metaphor.

This exhibition is curated by Risa Puleo and organized by Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska, where it was first presented Dec. 7, 2017, to Feb. 24, 2018. The accompanying catalog is supported, in part, by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Sandra Fossum and Watie White.

We are deeply grateful to the Jedel Family Foundation for their financial support of this exhibition.

Puleo is an independent curator. She has master’s degrees from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and Hunter College, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Northwestern University’s art history program. Puleo has written for Art in America, Art Papers, Art 21, ArtAsiaPacific, Hyperallergic.com, Modern Painters and other art publications. She has curated exhibitions at The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin; Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri; Artpace San Antonio; and the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston.

These programs are supported in part by an Ovation Grant from the ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council Fund of the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City.

Exhihibiton Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly
Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, photo by E.G. Schempf