CAROLL MICHELS

Career Coach & Artist-Advocate

Museum and Independent Curators

 


Large museums have many curators, with each assigned to a specific art discipline, including prints and drawings, photography, painting, sculpture, visual art, modern and contemporary art, decorative art, fine art crafts, architecture and design, textiles, cross disciplinary platforms, performing arts, film and video, and new media. In smaller museums, one curator might handle all disciplines. A curator’s job is multifaceted. In addition to curating exhibitions, responsibilities can also include overseeing a specific collection, and writing catalog essays and other exhibition support materials. Museum curators plan exhibitions sometimes as far in advance as four years. In addition to selecting artists for solo exhibitions, curators arrange thematic group exhibitions that often feature the work of many artists. Curators also arrange traveling exhibitions. Independent curators are freelancers and work on a consulting basis for corporations, art galleries, museums, and alternative spaces.

 


Museum & Independent Curators List: Paper Printout 

Format: Printout of 909 of snail mail addresses of museum and independent curators nationwide who specialize in contemporary art disciplines. Also includes 521 email addresses and annotated notes with important comments. Snail mail addresses are formatted for reproduction onto labels. Updated on an ongoing basis. This list is sent to you via snail mail. $120

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Museum & Independent Curators List via Dropbox

Format: Dropbox sent via email

A list of  909 of museum and independent curators nationwide who specialize in contemporary art. Includes 442 email addresses, 909 snail mail addresses, and annotated notes with important comments.  Introduce curators to your work for the possibility of being included in future exhibitions. Updated on an ongoing basis. $235

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Museum & Independent Curators CD.  

Format: CD sent via snail mail

A list of  909 of museum and independent curators nationwide who specialize in contemporary art. Includes 442 email addresses, 909 snail mail addresses, and annotated notes with important comments.  Introduce curators to your work for the possibility of being included in future exhibitions. Updated on an ongoing basis $235

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The CD and Dropbox sets are Excel compatible and contain three files:

  • A Word label file with names and addresses of art consultants ready to be printed on labels.
  • An annotated listing with all the available information in an easy-to-read Word document.
  • Plain text file, semicolon delimited, almost universally readable into most label, table, or document software. 

 

Lists can also be ordered by fax or snail mail. 

 

 

 

 

Excerpts from How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist

Contracts

"Beware of dealers who won't use contracts. Requesting someone to enter into a formal agreement does not imply that you are distrustful. It merely attests to the fact that being human lends itself to being misunderstood and misinterpreted. Contracts can help compensate for human frailties. Another important reason for using contracts is that it will save you a lot of time and energy in having to reinvent the wheel each time a situation arises that needs some sort of clarification."


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