Thursday, April 28th // 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

David Adjaye’s McDermott Residency will culminate in a panel discussion about the future of the museum. Continuing the theme of the relevance of physical space to cultural experience in the digital era, architects, artists and curators will discuss current projects and various approaches to the future of museums. This pertinent dialogue considers the potential of museums to engage diverse and participatory audiences and inviting contemporary artists to lead the way in re-conceiving how museums might interact with the public.


David Adjaye
2016 McDermott Award Recipient

Thelma Golden
Director and Chief Curator, Studio Museum in Harlem

Jill Medvedow
Ellen Matilda Poss Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Charles Renfro
Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Lorna Simpson

Co-Moderated by J. Meejin Yoon
Professor and Head of MIT Department of Architecture
Principal Höweler + Yoon

Co-Moderated by Timothy Hyde
Associate Professor of Architectural History, MIT History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art Program

MIT / MIT Lecture Hall 10-250, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Lorna Simpson is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:

Image Credit:
Lorna Simpson, 2016.
Photo by Joe Kramm is courtesy of Artist Lorna Simpson and the Arts at MIT.

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