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Common Grounds

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Art, coffee, and conversation Thursday nights at the Jule. Every week will feature a new host to guide a casual tour through our galleries. Admission to the museum and the tour is free, but space is limited so we encourage registration to reserve your spot.


This week’s guest host:

Aaron Levi Garvey

Aaron Levi Garvey is a Jewish-American curator and historian working and lecturing in modern and contemporary arts and culture. Recent exhibitions and projects include the co-founding and directing of Long Road Projects Foundation, an organization which focuses on supporting artists with residency, edition publishing and exhibition opportunities; The Hudson Eye, a 10-day and 27-venue arts and humanities-focused program in Hudson, New York, which has featured the work and performances of notable artists such as David Hammons, Allora and Calzadilla, Terence Koh, Marina Abramović, Shikeith, Rachel Libeskind, Jeffrey Gibson, Jonah Bokaer and Emily Ritz; The Drowned at Alabama Contemporary in Mobile, Alabama; Chiharu Shiota’s site-specific installation Infinity Lines at the SCAD Museum of Art; Ephemera Obscura at the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans and Manon Bellet’s MEMO and Shikeith’s notes towards becoming a spill, both at Atlanta Contemporary.

Additionally, Garvey curated We Are What You Eat, the inaugural art exhibition at the United Nations headquarters in New York City in 2016 and co-curated the Atlanta Biennial (ATLBNL): Recent Correspondence at Atlanta Contemporary in August 2016.

Garvey has worked with Creative Capital for the Visual Arts Grant Award review panels as both an evaluator and grant reader and has been a visiting curator and lecturer at the Joan Mitchell Center, the University of Florida, the University of Iowa and the Kansas City Arts Institute, a grant reviewer for the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, a grants nominator for United States Artists and collaborating curator with Independent Curators International. In 2022, Garvey was the received grant support for travel and research to El Salvador from the Y.ES Foundation.


February 2
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University
901 S College St
Auburn, AL 36849 United States
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