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.

A Conversation with Sonia Romero

This is the third of three conversations between exhibition curator Jennifer Dasal and artists in Estampas de la raza. Previously, Dasal interviewed printmakers Vincent Valdez and Oscar Magallanes. Today we’re hearing from Sonia Romero. Jennifer Dasal: This exhibition zeroes in on contemporary prints created by Latino and Hispanic artists. How do you define your own [...]

A Conversation with Oscar Magallanes

Want to know more about the artists behind the dazzling prints in Estampas de la raza? Exhibition curator Jennifer Dasal spoke with some of the featured artists about their work, their inspirations, and their experiences. This time, we’re talking to Oscar Magallanes. Jennifer Dasal: This exhibition zeroes in on contemporary prints created by Latino and [...]

A Conversation with Vincent Valdez

Want to know more about the artists behind the dazzling prints in Estampas de la raza? Exhibition curator Jennifer Dasal spoke with some of the featured artists about their work, their inspirations, and their experiences. First up: Vincent Valdez. Jennifer Dasal: This exhibition zeroes in on contemporary prints created by Latino and Hispanic artists. How do [...]

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