Hogan shares a museum insider’s point of view, explaining how museums choose which artists to exhibit and how that artist’s work relates to the museum audience.

“My job is to translate what’s going on artistically, aesthetically, and culturally to a visiting public that is often very intimated by art, certainly intimated by the Art Institute. We try to make what people are going to see on our walls or in our galleries meaningful and comprehensible to them…So often we have to work with artists in figuring out the proper language to describe a show.”

Erin Hogan is Director of Public Affairs at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has a PhD in Art History from the University of Chicago and is the author of Spiral Jetta, an art travelogue about major Earth Art in the Western United States.

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