Joe and Matthew lead a group of arts patrons on a Brain Fuzz excursion in support of arts non-profit Burnaway. Sitting down for a discussion at the Zuckerman Museum of Art with curator Sarah Higgins, they discuss career trajectories for curators, how shows come together, titles, wall text, and more.
And, in a Brain Fuzz first, a live audience shares questions.
Who Is Sarah Higgins?
Sarah Higgins grew up in Camden County, Georgia and received a BFA in Printmaking & Sculpture from the Atlanta College of Art. Higgins went on to receive a M.A. in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard).
She has curated over 30 exhibitions featuring a diverse range of emerging, established, and international artists for institutions such as Atlantic Center for the Arts, Hessel Museum of Art, and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. Higgins was Exhibition Coordinator for the 2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, a member of the curatorial team for the exhibition 199A–199B, a retrospective of works from the 1990s by Liam Gillick in the Hessel Museum of Art, and a Curatorial Fellow under Lauren Cornell at New Museum, NY.
From 2007–2011, she was Community Arts Director and Curator of Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Harris House Gallery in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. There, Higgins developed multidisciplinary youth arts and residency programs and managed community outreach and educational programming. Before 2007, she worked as an Educator at Artpace, and as Assistant to the Director at Parchman Stremmel Gallery, both in San Antonio, Texas.
Higgins resides in Atlanta and is curator of the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University.
Image and bio excerpted from zuckerman.kennesaw.edu.