Welcome, Danny Orendorff, new leader at Vox Populi Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts lands historic Hudson River School painting by Frederic Edwin Church, Plus Opportunity from 40th Street Artist in Residency program
Philadelphia welcomes a new arts administrator, collaborator, curator to town; PAFA welcomes a new Hudson River painting to its collection, and 40th St. A.I.R. wants you!

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Danny Orendorff, incoming Executive Director, Vox Populi Gallery
Danny Orendorff, incoming Executive Director, Vox Populi Gallery

Danny Orendorff​, independent curator and arts administrator appointed Vox Popul​i​ Executive Director. Orendorff steps on board at Vox June 15. Read the full release at the Vox Populi website.

…Orendorff comes to Vox Populi from the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City, where he has worked as Curator of Public Programs since 2016. While at MAD, Orendorff oversaw the organization of several discursive, cinema, performance, and workshop programs, while also assisting in the management of the Museum’s artist studio and fellowship programs. Additionally, Orendorff co-curated (with Carli Beseau) the exhibition Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field; introduced new exhibition programming for emerging artists in the Museum’s Project Space; and organized several performance events, including Kinetic Intimacies (co-curated with Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy).

As an independent curator, Orendorff most recently organized the 2017 exhibition One day this kid will get larger for the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago, which explored the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis in North America through the lenses of youth, race, and popular culture. He is currently collaborating with curator Alexandria Eregbu on an exhibition addressing mass incarceration and criminal justice to be presented by Illinois Humanities in Chicago in 2019.​

Previously, Orendorff worked as Program Director for the Chicago non-profit gallery Threewalls and as Interim Director of Artistic Programs and Curator-in-Residence for The Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO. Orendorff has served as a Lecturer within the Fiber and Material Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his writing has appeared in such periodicals as Surface Design Journal, Camerawork: Journal of Photographic Arts, Art in America Online, Art Practical, Bad at Sports, and Art21…


Frederic Edwin Church, Valley of Santa Isabel, New Granada, 1875. Image courtesy of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Frederic Edwin Church, Valley of Santa Isabel, New Granada, 1875. Image courtesy of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

ICYMI…Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts acquired a historic Hudson River School painting by Frederic Edwin Church from a private sale following the deaccessioning of the work from the Berkshire Museum. Read the Stephan Salisbury report in the Inquirer for more about the sale.

“PAFA is thrilled that this important American artwork will allow us to tell the sweeping story of American art,” said Brooke Davis Anderson, Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum. “We are honored to become the custodians of this important painting.”

Frederic Edwin Church was an American landscape painter born in Hartford, CT. He was a central figure in the Hudson River School of American landscape painters, perhaps best known for painting large panoramic landscapes, often depicting mountains, waterfalls and sunsets, and dramatic natural phenomena that he saw during his travels to the Arctic and Central and South America.


OPPORTUNITY​

​40th St. AIR seeks artists – Deadline, midnight, Monday, June 4, 2018

Read through the guidelines below, and APPLY HERE

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danny orendorff, frederic edwin church, pennsylvania academy of the fine arts, vox populi

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