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Public Program - NYC
Downtown Culture Talk:
Jane Dickson and Becky Howland

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
291 Church Street, NYC

Presented by the SoHo Arts Network at apexart and moderated by Melissa Rachleff Burtt, Downtown Culture Talk: Jane Dickson and Becky Howland explores the evolution of the downtown alternative art scene since the 1970s.

This event is free and open to the public.
This panel discussion is part of SoHo Art Network's (SAN) Downtown Culture Talks, a three-part series of discussions that will consider the presence of female artists in Manhattan's Downtown. Both Jane Dickson and Becky Howland have lived and worked downtown since the 1970s. The Downtown Culture Talks follow SoHo Art Network's spring Downtown Culture Walk, as SAN walks and talks through Downtown's history. The other two talks in this series are:

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 11:00 am
Downtown Culture Talk: Judith Bernstein and Alison M. Gingeras at The Drawing Center

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 2:00 pm
Downtown Culture Talk: Jackie Ferrara and Mimi Gross at The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation

Jane Dickson has been exhibiting her paintings, drawings, and prints in museums and galleries domestically and internationally for two decades. Solo exhibitions of her work have been shown at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Creative Time, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her works are in the collections of major museums including The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum, The Brooklyn, Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Karamay Museum in Xin Jiang, China, and most recently the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian. In 2008, she completed a mosaic for MTA in the 42nd Street station.

Becky Howland received her BFA from Syracuse University in 1974 and her MFA from Bard College in 1999. She has recently exhibited her work at Moeity Gallery, Know More Games, James Fuentes, ABC No Rio, Printed Matter, New Museum, and Freddy, Baltimore. She’s been the recipient of multiple fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (‘81, ‘92, and ‘93) and has shown her work worldwide over the last 35 years. She currently lives and works in New York City.

Melissa Rachleff Burtt is the Clinical Associate Professor of Arts Administration at NYU. She organized the book and exhibit Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965 for NYU Grey Art Gallery in the winter of 2017. Previously, Rachleff Burtt held positions at the New York State Council on the Arts, the Brooklyn Museum, and Exit Art. She joined apexart’s Board of Directors in 2011.

apexart’s program supporters past and present include the National Endowment for the Arts, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Kettering Family Foundation, the Buhl Foundation, The Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Spencer Brownstone, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, The Puffin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and administered by LMCC, funds from NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
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