The New Social Environment#914

Ruth Asawa Through Line

Featuring Kim Conaty and Edouard Kopp and Rail host to be announced


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Curators Kim Conaty and Edouard Kopp join Rail host for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading.

In this talk

Visit Ruth Asawa Through Line, on view at Whitney Museum of American Art through January 15, 2024 →

Kim Conaty

Photo of Kim Conaty
Photo by Kelly Conaty
Kim Conaty is the Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints at the Whitney Museum, a position she has held since 2017. In addition to overseeing the Whitney’s collection of drawings and prints, she has organized several exhibitions there, including Edward Hopper’s New York (2022) and Nothing Is So Humble: Prints from Everyday Objects (2020). Prior to her role at the Whitney, Conaty was Curator at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University and Assistant Curator at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and Clark Fellowship, Conaty holds a Ph.D. in the History of Art from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, and a Masters degree from Williams College.

Edouard Kopp

Photo of Edouard Kopp
Photo by Allyson Huntsman
Edouard Kopp is the John R. Eckel, Jr. Chief Curator of the Menil Drawing Institute. The latter is a program of the Menil Collection in Houston, TX, that seeks to foster scholarship and raise public understanding of the drawing medium through collecting, exhibitions, publications, public programs and fellowships. Edouard is co-curator, with Kim Conaty, of the exhibition Ruth Asawa Through Line, which will travel to the Menil after its presentation at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is the author of Robert Motherwell Drawing: As Fast as the Mind Itself (Houston, 2022); and co-editor of Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment (Cambridge, MA, 2022). Kopp holds a Ph.D. in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute, London.

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Ruth Asawa Through Line

Featuring Kim Conaty and Edouard Kopp and Rail host to be announced

   at  1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

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