Reception: 5:30 – 6pm
On Tuesday, March 26, the Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] will present a public talk by aul Baker Prindle. The event is part of CCAI’s ongoing Nevada Neighbors speakers’ series and will take place at 6pm at the Brick, 108 E Proctor Street, Carson City. There will be an informal reception for Baker Prindle preceding the event at 5:30pm. No tickets needed; the public is cordially invited.
Paul Baker Prindle will introduce the Nevada Neighbors audience to The John & Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art at UNR, northern Nevada’s newest art facility. Beginning with behind-the-scenes stories about the practical issues that come along with building a new museum, Baker Prindle will also talk about his vision for creating more inclusive museums where everyone can feel welcome and engaged.
Paul Baker Prindle is director and chief curator of The John & Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art. His curatorial practice emphasizes diversity, inclusiveness, and viewer participation in contemporary arts programming, while serving an expansive community of art viewers and makers. The breadth of his curatorial work includes specialized attention to photography, LGBT and Queer art practice, contemporary art made by Indigenous Americans, and self-taught art.
As a member of UNR’s Department of Art, he facilitates the development of student exhibition practices, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and fosters connections between Nevada students and communities beyond campus. Professor Baker Prindle holds an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has curated extensive ground-breaking exhibitions from campus to the Venice Biennale.
As part of his Nevada Neighbors activities, Baker Prindle will also speak about constructing a new museum at UNR to students and faculty at Douglas High and at Sierra Nevada College.
The Capital City Arts Initiative is an artist-centered organization committed to the encouragement and support of artists and the arts and culture of Carson City and the surrounding region. The Initiative is committed to community planning and building for the area’s diverse adult and youth populations through art projects and exhibitions, live events, arts education programs, artist residencies, and online projects.