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Closer Look: Chief Curator Jaime DeSimone on Louise Nevelson & The Farnsworth

January 26, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

This lecture will take place on Zoom

Join the Farnsworth’s Chief Curator, Jaime DeSimone, for a virtual talk about Louise Nevelson and her relationship with the Farnsworth, growth of the Nevelson collection, and exhibition history.  

Between 1981 and 1985, Nevelson and other members of her family donated more than eighty paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, and pieces of her jewelry to the Farnsworth. With subsequent gifts and purchases, the Farnsworth has one of the world’s most significant collections of Nevelson’s work. Selections of her creations are currently in the museum’s Louise Nevelson: Dawn to Dusk exhibition, on view through September 2024.

Jaime DeSimone is the Chief Curator at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine.
Prior to joining the Farnsworth in summer 2022, DeSimone served as the Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Curator of Contemporary Art at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine from 2018-2022, where she curated the exhibitions Flying Woman: The Paintings of Katherine Bradford (2022), North Atlantic Triennial (2022), Richard Estes: Urban Landscapes (2021), Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times (2020), and Ragnar Kjartansson: Scenes from Western Culture (2019–20). In 2019, she was the recipient of the prestigious Curatorial Research Fellowship from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for research and travel in connection with the North Atlantic Triennial. DeSimone is also a current scholar in the Fulbright Arctic Initiative III (2021-2022). She served in other curatorial positions at MOCA Jacksonville (2014-2018) and the Addison Gallery of American Art (2005-2012). She holds degrees in art history, with a specialization in Contemporary Art, from American University (MA, 2005) and Bates College (BA, 2001).

Cost: $10; Free to members