Rockford Art Museum (RAM) Curator Carrie Johnson is the first featured speaker of the New Genres Art Space (NGAS) Speaker Series, which kicks off Thursday, July 25, 6:30–7:30 PM. NGAS is located on the second floor of Rockford Public Library’s Nordlof Center at 118 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. This series of free public talks by visual artists and cultural producers in Rockford provides a platform for cultural producers to share their history, practice, and ideas with the Rockford area community. 

Johnson is responsible for the overall management and development of the Rockford Art Museum Permanent Collection as well as the organization and production of all feature exhibitions. She joined the museum staff in 2006; she was named curator in 2012
—and has held the position longer than anyone else in the 106-year-old history of the contemporary art museum. Her most recently curated feature exhibition, Chance Encounter: Julie Heffernan and Shelly Mosman, is on view now through September 29 at RAM, located inside the Riverfront Museum Park at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois.

About New Genres Art Space: Founded by Jason Judd and Iga Pulchaska, New Genres Art Space (NGAS) is a nonprofit art space located in Rockford, Illinois. NGAS provides an interdisciplinary platform that considers the fluctuating ideas of multiculturalism and diversity. We believe that new and digital art forms can easily translate their value to therapeutic, educational, and community settings. In partnership with the
Rockford Public Library, NGAS’s exhibition and classroom spaces are located on the second floor of the Nordlof Center at 118 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. Learn more at newgenresartspace.com and follow @newgenresartspace on social media.

About Rockford Art Museum: Founded in 1913, Rockford Art Museum exists to enrich the quality of life in the Rockford region through art collection, exhibitions and education. RAM is located inside the Riverfront Museum Park at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. Learn more at
rockfordartmuseum.organd follow @rockfordart #rockfordartmuseum on social media.

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