10 a.m. February 22, 2014


How we made it happen: A behind-the-scenes look at preparing for Mel Chin: Rematch

A panel hosted by NOMA and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) program

  • Mel Chin, CALL artist
  • Rose Candela Moore, CALL Legacy Specialist and assistant to Mel Chin
  • Miranda Lash, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, NOMA
  • Panel moderated by Carolyn Somers, Executive Director of the Joan Mitchell Foundation

In 2009 Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art, approached Carolyn Somers, Director of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, in regards to working with Mel Chin through the Foundation’s Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) program, in preparation for Mel Chin: Rematch, a forty-year retrospective of Mel Chin’s career.

The CALL program works with artists to help them organize and document their artwork and archival materials, making it possible for curators to access images and information that might otherwise be unavailable to them.

Creating an extensive archive of Mel Chin’s legacy, in his own voice, made it possible for the New Orleans Museum of Art to organize the most expansive presentation of his work to date. This panel brings together artist, Mel Chin, NOMA curator, Miranda Lash, Chin’s assistant, Rose Candela Moore and Carolyn Somers to discuss getting in shape for Rematch.

This event is related to the exhibition Mel Chin: Rematch.