UC Davis Department of Art and Art History – Connie Butler Curator TalkJan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Musem of Art 254 Old Davis Rd, Davis
Connie Butler is the chief curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles where she has organized numerous exhibitions including “Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence” (2019), “Marisa Merz: The Sky Is a Great Space” (2017), and the biennial of Los Angeles artists “Made in LA” (2014). Butler has long been interested in feminism and art, curating numerous show on women artists. When she was the Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings at MOMA (2006-2013), she co-curated ”Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988,” the first major Lygia Clark retrospective in the United States (2014). She organized the groundbreaking survey “WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution” (2007) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles where she was curator from 1996-2006. In 2020, Butler received a fellowship from The Center for Curatorial Leadership as well as the Bard College Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence.