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Curator Walkthrough with Rachel Nelson

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March 4 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Join Rachel Nelson, Director and Chief Curator, for a walkthrough of the two exhibitions, Ashley Hunt: Degrees of Visibility/Ashes Ashes and Sky Hopinka: Seeing and Seen, currently on view at the new Institute of the Arts and Sciences Galleries on the westside of Santa Cruz. 

Dr. Nelson will guide visitors through the work of Ashley Hunt and Sky Hopinka, contextualizing key artworks and their larger themes within Visualizing Abolition, an ongoing public scholarship initiative funded by the Mellon Foundation.  

This event is free and open to the public.

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Rachel Nelson

Dr. Rachel Nelson is director and chief curator of the Institute of the Arts and Sciences. She has curated and organized exhibitions including Barring Freedom, a group exhibition engaging art, prisons, and justice; Carlos Motta: We The Enemy; jackie sumell: Solitary Garden; Newton Harrison and Helen Mayer Harrison: Future Garden, and other projects with artists including Sadie Barnette, Maria Gaspar, Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas, and Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. Nelson also writes and publishes extensively on contemporary art and geopolitics, including exhibition catalogue essays, journal articles, and reviews in Journal of Curatorial Studies, Public History Weekly, Brooklyn Rail, NKA, Third Text, Savvy, and African Arts. She teaches in the History of Art and Visual Culture department at UC Santa Cruz.