Aftereffect Curator Talk with Elissa Auther & Emily Joyce


Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany Street
Denver, CO 80202
United States

Curious about how we got eight O'Keeffe paintings for one exhibition? Join New York-based curator Elissa Auther and co-curator and featured artist Emily Joyce in conversation about the process of putting together Aftereffect: Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Painting.

$10 Members & Students | $15 Nonmembers (includes museum admission before the talk)

Image: Emily Joyce, The Five, 2018. Flashe and pencil on canvas over panel. Courtesy the artist and Inman Gallery, Houston.

Elissa Auther is a curator and scholar of modern and contemporary art as well as the founder and co-director of the public program Feminism & Co.: Art, Sex, Politics. Currently, she is the Windgate Research and Collections Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design and a Visiting Associate Professor at the Bard Graduate Center. She was previously Associate Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado and an independent curator.

Emily Joyce earned a BFA at Rhode Island School of Design (1998) and participated in the Core Artist Residency program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Other residencies have included Le Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2001-2002), Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY (2005), Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE (2005), and the Harwood Museum of Art residency, Taos, NM (2008). Joyce’s work is included in many public and private collections, including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS, and the Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND. Joyce lives and works in Los Angeles.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Street parking is limited. The garage directly across 15th Street is $5 after 4pm. The museum is walking distance from Union Station and the 16th Street Free Mall Ride. Please don't drive if you plan on drinking. 

What if I'm really really thirsty before the event?

We have happy hour up in the cafe from 5–7PM. We recommend you grab a drink before the talk begins, and you're welcome to bring it down to the Whole Room for the talk.

Can I check out the galleries after the talk?

Unfortunately, the galleries will close at 7pm when the talk begins. We recommend checking out the galleries beforehand (especially Aftereffect: Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Painting), but you can also bring your Curator Talk ticket back for free admission to the museum within a month after the talk.