Oct 20

Curator Talk: Alejo Benedetti

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening talk with our Summer 2023 International Artist in Residency Guest Curator, Alejo Benedetti. During this talk, Benedetti will tell us about his curatorial practice, followed by a Q&A. This talk will take place on Thursday, October 20. Doors open at 5:30pm and the talk will begin at 6pm. ⁠

This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is located at 513 N Flores.⁠

Alejo Benedetti is Associate Curator, Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. In his role at the museum, he focuses on art since 1960 and oversees the Contemporary Art Galleries and the outdoor sculpture program. He is the curator forListening Forestby Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, a mid-career retrospective of the internationally acclaimed artist’s outdoor sculptures on view in Crystal Bridges’ North Forest through January of 2023. In 2020, he co-curated State of the Art 2020, bringing together 61 contemporary artists from across the United States in an exhibition that opened at Crystal Bridges and the Momentary and is now traveling. Benedetti also organized the 2019 exhibition, Men of Steel, Women of Wonder, which looked at art-world responses to Superman and Wonder Woman and traveled to the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Addison Gallery of American Art. At Crystal Bridges he has also acted as venue curator for major exhibitions including, The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse (2022) and Ansel Adams in our Time(2021), among others. He is originally from Texas and earned his master’s degree in Art History from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri, Columbia.