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Museum May Day: Arts Administrators Happy Hour and Talk


Join us for a party designed by artist-led initiative Open Engagement to celebrate the often invisible labor it takes to maintain creative practices and spaces.

Enjoy complimentary light bites and cocktails, fill out emotional labor invoices, BYOEmails to give performative readings of frustrating and abusive communications, and groove to a playlist of femme-fronted jams complied by Latham Zearfoss.

The evening will conclude with a lecture given by the OE core team of Crystal Baxley, Jen Delos Reyes, and Latham Zearfoss titled, “All Labor is Emotional: 10 Years of Work and the Future of Open Engagement.”

About Open Engagement

Open Engagement is an artist-led initiative committed to expanding the dialogue around and serving as a site of care for the field of socially engaged art. Open Engagement highlights the work of transdisciplinary artists, activists, students, scholars, community members, and organizations working within the complex social issues and struggles of our time. Since 2007, OE has presented ten conferences in two countries and six cities, hosting over 1,800 presenters and over 7,000 attendees. In addition, OE managed a publishing arm, and assembled a national consortium of institutions, colleges, and funders all dedicated to supporting artists engaged in this necessary and critical work.