Jo-Anne BIRNIE DANZKER (Seattle)

Genius / 21 Century / Seattle

Contributing to the conversation of the need to break away from traditional institutional approaches, Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Director of the Frye Art Museum in Seattle discussed her current exhibition, Genius / 21 Century / Seattle, which embraces the idea of a living exhibition in constant transformation that turns a museum into both platform and project to embrace all disciplines.

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Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker is the director of the Frye Art Museum in Seattle and former director of the Museum Villa Stuck in Munich, Germany, and the Vancouver Art Gallery in Canada. Birnie Danzker has authored numerous books on historical and contemporary art and is a regular contributor to Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. In 2004, she curated Shanghai Modern: 1919 – 1945 with Ken Lum and Zheng Shengtian.

Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker’s participation in FIELD MEETING is supported by Frye Art Museum.
Right: Image courtesy of Carol Haggerty.