Lana Hum, Erik Patton (USA)
Art of Display at the Museum of Modern Art
3 October 2016 at 7 pm
Lecture Hall of the General Staff Building, the State Hermitage Museum
6/8 Dvortsovaya ploschad, St Petersburg
Lana Hum and Erik Patton will be discussing the exhibition planning and design process at Museum of Modern Art in New York, focusing on more MoMA programming, including case studies related to Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, Picasso Sculpture, Bruce Conner: IT`S ALL TRUE, and other contemporary installations.
The Exhibition Design and Production department at MoMA is a dynamic team of six designers and production managers working closely with an in-house building staff of carpenters, electricians, lighting mechanics, painters and an on-site frame shop to realize the museum`s exhibition program for changing gallery space. Working collaboratively with curators, artists and colleagues from various areas of the museum – Exhibition Planning and Administration, Registrar, Conservation, Audio Visual, Security, Visitor Services and Graphics – designers pursue exhibition-making from the multiple and synergistic perspectives of curatorial concept, visitor experience and art safety.
Erik Patton is a Director of Exhibition Planning & Administration, has been with the Museum since 2008. He oversees the Exhibitions Department, which is responsible for the coordination of MoMA exhibitions and traveling exhibitions. He received an A.B. in art history from Harvard College (2003) and an M.F.A in combined media from Hunter College (2016).
The Exhibition Planning and Administration Department is responsible for the coordination of MoMA exhibitions, tours of MoMA exhibitions to foreign and US venues, exhibitions co-organized by MoMA, and exhibitions organized by other institutions and presented at MoMA. The department is the liaison among various museum departments and works to ensure that exhibitions are developing on schedule and within budget.