5401 Bay Shore Rd
“Live Arts in Museum Spaces”
with Hermitage Curatorial Council Member Limor Tomer
and Ringling’s Curator of Performance Elizabeth Doud
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Friday, February 23 at 5pm
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (entrance at 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243)
Registration is required. $5 per person.
Traditionally the home of some of the world’s most valuable artistic treasures, museums have been repositories for visual art of all styles through the ages. But more recently, thanks to the efforts of innovative and forward-thinking curators like Hermitage Curatorial Council member Limor Tomer and the Ringling’s own curator of Performance Elizabeth Doud, museums are increasingly a site for contemporary, live performance as well. From theater and music to dance and other multidisciplinary art forms under Tomer’s leadership, The Metropolitan Museum (NYC) has hosted groundbreaking performance events in its auditorium as well its galleries and public spaces, giving birth to such interdisciplinary pieces as Gavin Creel’s Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice, experienced on the Hermitage Beach in 2022. Hear from a leader in this growing field about the unique challenges and opportunities of transforming these hallowed halls into community gathering spaces for performance..
Hermitage National Curatorial Council member Limor Tomer has led the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Live Arts program for over a decade, during which time she completely transformed the program into a world leader in museum-based performance. As General Manager of Live Arts, she curates, commissions, produces, and presents groundbreaking performances, both in the Museum’s 700-seat auditorium and its galleries and public spaces. Performances reach over 100,000 visitors annually, over 500,000 online, and have garnered consistent critical and audience praise. She regularly gives presentations on museum-based performance art around the world and leads workshops with museums nationally and internationally. Limor holds two degrees from The Juilliard School and an Honorary Doctorate from Manhattan School of Music. She was honored by ETHEL, So Percussion, and ASCAP for her work in adventurous programming, she teaches Entrepreneurship in creative production at The New School, and serves on the National Curatorial Council of the Hermitage Artist Retreat.