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Adam Lerner will speak about the vulnerabilities associated with going outside conventional ways of doing things in an arts organization, discussing his own experience applying the lessons of an alternative art space to a more traditional museum context. He will describe his work bringing shamans, go-go-dancers, assorted livestock and other unexpected elements into the walls of the museum alongside serious exhibitions of contemporary art. Finally, he will talk about avoiding best practices and ignoring your mission so as to keep life, energy and libido in an institution, ultimately, doing whatever is necessary to not die of excellence.


  • kkent

    These videos need captions or a transcript to be accessible for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

  • Jim Richardson

    Agreed. We give all the films on MuseumNext full transcripts and one will be added to this film in the next few days