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Aurora Tang is a curator and researcher, often working at the intersections of contemporary art, architecture, and landscape studies. In this lecture, Aurora will share recent curatorial and research projects, produced as an independent curator, as well as with the Center for Land Use Interpretation, a non-profit arts and culture organization interested in exploring and understanding contemporary landscape issues in the United States.
Aurora Tang is a curator and researcher based in Los Angeles. She has worked with the Center for Land Use Interpretation since 2009, and currently serves as its program director. As an independent curator, Aurora has organized recent exhibitions at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, MOCA Tucson, and Armory Center for the Arts. She has also worked at non-profit art and research organizations including the Getty Research Institute, Getty Conservation Institute, and High Desert Test Sites, where she was managing director from 2011–15, and has taught at schools including Otis College of Art and Design and the University of Southern California. She is the recipient of an Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Curatorial Research Fellowship.
This lecture is made possible by the Critical Conversations program, a partnership between the Ford Family Foundation and the University of Oregon Department of Art's Center for Art Research with Reed College’s Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Portland State University.
Lectures are also live streamed and archived on YouTube
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Should I go to grad school?!
Going to graduate school is a BIG life decision! You can gain specialized knowledge, research, connections, and expertise in your chosen field, which can lead to better career opportunities and increased earning potential. However, it's essential to carefully consider your goals, commitment, and financial situation before deciding to pursue further education. Coming to this event is a great first step!
Explore your interest in pursuing an advanced degree at the Graduate School Fair (11/8 from 11am-3pm in the EMU Ballrooms)!
This event offers a valuable opportunity for you to learn about various graduate programs (both at the UO and other top universities!) and the benefits they provide to prepare you for a career in research, academia, or specialized industry roles. Talk to recruiters about the application process and financial aid, or ask them about career outcomes for students who pursue advanced degrees--this is your opportunity to explore and learn!
Whether you're still exploring career paths or ready to apply for the coming year, the fair is open to students at any stage of your academic journey.
Highlights of the fair:Representatives from graduate programs across the United States (including the University of Oregon), offering a diverse range of degree programs and academic disciplines. Mini-Workshops featuring career coaches, admissions reps, and graduate students who will demystify the application process, writing your purpose statement, and provide tips for maximizing your experience at the fair.
Don't miss this chance to expand your horizons and discover the possibilities that await you in the world of higher education!
Register on Handshake today to learn about all the schools coming and get tips and advice for how to make the most of the fair.
For more information, visit the Unviersity Career Center in Tykeson-Garden Level to learn more about how the UCC supports students applying to grad school through career coaching and document reviews!