Julie Rodrigues Widholm

Julie Rodrigues Widholm

DISCOURSE– Connective Conversations 

“Expanding the Canon: A Call for Curatorial Activism in 21st Century Museums”


University of Oregon- Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Lawrence Hall, Room 115, 1190 Franklin Blvd, Eugene, OR 97403

Lectures are free and open to all.


Julie Rodrigues Widholm is Director and Chief Curator of DePaul Art Museum where she leads the strategic and artistic vision to promote equity and interdisciplinary education in art museums.  Prior to taking the helm at DPAM in September 2015, she was Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art. She has organized more than 100 solo and group exhibitions, including Julia Fish: bound by spectrumBrendan Fernandes: The Living Mask, Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, UniteRashid Johnson: Message to Our FolksDoris SalcedoUnbound: Contemporary Art after Frida KahloEscultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City, which have been presented at museums across the U.S. such as DePaul Art Museum, MCA Chicago, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Perez Art Museum Miami, the Nasher Museum at Duke University, MIT List Visual Arts Center, among others. She grew up in Brazil, Mozambique, Portugal, Germany, and across the U.S.


This lecture is made possible by the Connective Conversations | Inside Oregon Art, Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures, a partnership between The Ford Family Foundation and the UO School of Art + Design, Department of Art.