Posts Tagged: Steven O’Banion

CALL/VoCA Talk: Mario Martinez

This week’s contributing author, Athena LaTocha, is an artist whose monumental works on paper explore the tenuous relationship between man-made and natural landscapes. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, she’s had her work shown across the country including a solo exhibition at the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum of Contemporary Native Arts this year. LaTocha lives… Read more »

CALL/VoCA Talk: Jaime Davidovich

voices in contemporary art collaboration nyc

This week’s contributing blogger, Jessica Holmes, is a writer and critic whose work frequently appears in the Brooklyn Rail,, and other publications. As the former longtime Deputy Director of the Calder Foundation, she has also published and lectured widely on Alexander Calder’s life and work. Find her writing and other projects at On 13 January 2016,… Read more »

A Cup of Tea and a Tape Recorder

This week’s contributing blogger, Pamela Johnson, is a second-year Graduate Fellow in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, specializing in paintings conservation. Prior to attending graduate school, she spent five and a half years working in the Exhibits and Conservation Departments at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.   At my first artist interview,… Read more »

Walking on Eggshells: Reconstructing “Greek Beach V”

This week’s return contributing blogger, Claire Curran, recently completed her second year at Winterthur and is spending her summer work project in Copenhagen at the Statens Museum for Kunst and the National Museum of Denmark.  She looks forward to beginning her third year at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.   As a part of… Read more »

The Perks of Being a Sidekick: Preparing for Artist Interviews Firsthand

This week’s returning contributing writer, Jessica Ford, is a graduate fellow in paintings conservation at Winterthur/University of Delaware. She is fulfilling her third-year internship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and after graduating this summer will begin a Mellon Fellowship at the Brooklyn Museum in the fall.   My final year as a graduate student… Read more »

The Artist Interview Workshop: Reflections of a Conservator in Private Practice

Kristin Robinson graduated from the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU in 2012 and currently holds the position of painting conservator at Cranmer Art Group in NYC, where she specializes in the examination and treatment of modern and contemporary paintings.   At the end of March, Voices in Contemporary Art held a two… Read more »

How to Capture The Contemporary: Recording Equipment & Artist Interviews at the Hirshhorn

This week’s contributing blogger, Nick Kaplan, is the Collections Assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Starting as an intern in 2012, he has been involved with the museum’s artist interview project since it began.  In the fall of 2012, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden launched its artist interview program Capturing the Contemporary, lead by… Read more »

Allora & Calzadilla’s Body in Flight (Delta): Panel and Performance

Allora & Calzadilla's Body In Flight (Delta) at the IMA performed by Sadie Wilhelmi

Blog Post contributed by Steven O’Banion, the Smithsonian Conservation Fellow at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. Steven is also a member of the VoCA Program Committee.  **For those who could not be in Indianapolis for the panel discussion or performance of Allora & Calzadilla’s work, you can watch the video on ArtBabble… Read more »

Steven O’Banion joins VoCA Program Committee

Steven O'Banion

We are pleased to welcome Steven O’Banion as the newest addition to the VoCA Program Committee.  Currently, Steven is a Smithsonian Conservation Fellow at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, implementing a museum-wide artist interview program.  He is a recent graduate of the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation where he focused on the… Read more »