Ruby Fridays: DEMAN Weekend EditionOpen To The Public
A Conversation with Valerie Hillings (T'93), Director, North Carolina Museum of Art, and Kristine Stiles, France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Note: Space is limited. This event is first-come, first-served.
About the Speakers
Valerie Hillings (T’93) is the Director of the North Carolina Museum of Art and Duke alumnus. She joined the NCMA on November 1, 2018. Read more about Hillings.
Kristine Stiles is France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University. She specializes in contemporary global art, performance and conceptual art, and artists’ writings. She pioneered research, writing, and teaching on destruction in art and on trauma studies in art history. She has published over one hundred articles, including monograph-length essays for exhibition catalogues, and she lectures worldwide. She has mentored 20 doctorate students and sat on the committees of 48 graduate student degrees in the US and abroad, ranging from Art History, Comparative Literature, English, Music, German Studies and Law to Masters of Fine Arts. Among her books are Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma (2016); Theories & Documents of Contemporary Art (1996, 2012); Correspondence Course: An Epistolary History of Carolee Schneemann and Her Circle (2010); States of Mind: Dan & Lia Perjovschi (2007). She is also a curator and advises major museums in the US and abroad. Stiles has received numerous fellowships including the John Simon Guggenheim for her pioneering work on documentary photography of the nuclear age. She received an Honorary Doctorate of the Arts from Dartington College of Arts & University of Plymouth in England in 2005.