Join the Tucson Museum of Art for the first Leadership Circle Lecture Series of the year featuring Michael Rooks, the High Museum’s Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Rooks will speak about his upcoming exhibition, What is Left Unspoken: Love in an Age of Uncertainty.
4:30 p.m. reception (Leadership Circle members only)
6:00 p.m. lecture (open to the public)
This lecture costs $5 to attend; free for museum members and students with ID. Culture Pass, guest passes, and other forms of complementary admission will not be accepted for this event.
About the speaker: Michael Rooks joined the High Museum as Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art in January 2010. Besides his responsibilities at the High, Rooks was appointed Commissioner and co-curator of the U.S. Pavilion at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia in 2010 and was a member of ActArt, President Obama’s initiative bridging contemporary art and social action.
Prior to joining the High Museum, Mr. Rooks held curator positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, and the Honolulu Academy of Arts. At Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Rooks curated several group exhibitions and solo projects in addition to survey exhibitions of work by Roy Lichtenstein (1999) and H. C. Westermann (2001) for which he co-authored Westermann’s catalogue rasionné. As curator at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu Rooks curated more than 15 exhibitions including projects by Michael Lin, Paul Morrison, and Yoshitomo Nara.
Leadership Circle is the Tucson Museum of Art’s foremost philanthropic membership group. Leadership Circle members make an incredible difference in supporting and sustaining the Tucson Museum of Art’s permanent collection, exhibitions, and programs. In appreciation for this support, Leadership Circle members enjoy exclusive programming, invitations to meet prominent guests, and VIP service.