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Debra Bricker Balken

DEBRA BRICKER BALKEN is an independent curator and writer who works on subjects relating to American modernism and contemporary art.


Phong, you asked me to ruminate on Kippy’s “aspirations,” how the Acadia Summer Arts Program (ASAP) evolved into the seasonal intellectual hub that it became. Kippy never had a mission statement, but she did have a plan, one that grew amorphously over nearly three decades and drew on a loose-knit group of artists, curators and writers whom she brought to Mount Desert Island from June through Labor Day weekend.


The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2023

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