Author Archives: Jen

Jen Dasal is Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art and has spent the last ten years of her life progressively moving eastward. She earned her B.A. in art history at the University of California, Davis, before heading to Notre Dame (Go Irish!) to earn her M.A. in art history. After a quick stint at a Hollywood art gallery rubbing shoulders with celebrities such as Leonard Nimoy, Warren Beatty and Ringo Starr, she moved to Pennsylvania to pursue her Ph.D. before deciding to head south to join the NCMA. It’s a good thing she’s stopped here, or else she would have ended up in the Atlantic Ocean. E-mail her anytime to talk about nineteenth-century women artists, the Beatles, or the joy of coupons.

I Remember Fireflies

Jen describes a new installation in the Park.

Time for a Walk

Jen takes on on a contemporary art stroll in the Park

And the Winner Is…

The Contemps choose a contemporary work of art

The Africa Connection: Ashley Bryan and El Anatsui

Jen explores exhibition synergies in East Building

Yes, Grown-Ups Are Allowed

Jen Dasal describes kids-at-heart

A Fresh Crop of Park Pictures

Jen checks out the three new works of art in the Park

Park Pictures: Carolyn Janssen

New works of art on the Park billboards

Remembering through Contemporary Art

Jen reflects on September 11

Anthony Goicolea: Park Pictures

Jen describes Anthony Goicolea’s massive billboard photographs in the Park

Playful Pictures Turn Eye on Landscape

The Park Pictures are back; Jen has the details