Christopher Atkins

Christopher Atkins and the MAEP

Christopher Atkins, Minneapolis Institute of Art's Coordinator of the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program, curates contemporary work for the encyclopedic museum.

As the Coordinator of the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program (MAEP) for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Christopher Atkins describes himself as a curator without a collection. While the encyclopedic museum boasts pieces that are decades to centuries old, the work that falls within Atkins’ purview comes from artists who are actively at work creating new pieces to exhibit within the MIA’s storied walls. In the Spring of 2015, Atkins worked with Aaron Dysart to create “Surprise Party,” an installation in the MIA’s Fountain Court celebrating the museum’s 100th birthday, and with Pao Her on “Attention,” a 10-photograph exhibition in the MAEP gallery. Local artists are selected for the MAEP by a 7-member panel with knowledge of the Minnesota arts community and contemporary art. Special Thanks: Robert Murphy Tara Costello Noelle McCleaf Tammy Pleshek More Information: Christopher Atkins Pao Her Aaron Dysart Color Space Art and Imaging Minnesota Music In This Segment: Beasthead Brass Messengers Cloud Cult Daughters of the Sun The Neighborhood Trio Saltee  

Air Date 6/20/15

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