Emerson Dorsch: Three Area Curators Give Their Picks

April 18, 2020


Erica Corsano

If you’re a patron of the arts, by now your inbox has been flooded with newsletters promoting virtual exhibitions, digital programming, zoom talks with curators, quirky social media initiatives (anyone want a cat as a pen pal?) and more.

In Miami, our robust and impressive arts professionals are quite possibly working harder than ever to bring us all virtual experiences that are worth the click. But how do you sort through the deluge of content? We can’t answer that one, but we did gather together three Miami curators to share their favorites and fill us in on their inspirations during this time of social isolation.

Covach, an interdisciplinary sculpture artist herself, heads up MOCA’s museum’s educational programs. The museum’s programs serve families, K-12 school students (especially teens), adults, members and persons with disabilities. During the quarantine the young curator has been teaching livestream classes for MOCA Teen Art Force and much of her feedback on virtual programming has been pro-education.

“As our parents have become the educators and administrators of the day to day, along with handling their own tasks or remote work, they appreciate educational content that their kids can engage with in a self-motivated way.”

As for what she is personally into, the Young At Art Museum and FIU alum says she’s enjoying seeing new acts of creation and imagery coming out of local artists’ studios.

“Artists opening up their studios virtually and sharing their space has been like a peek into their thought process.”

She also recommends Locust Projects and Emerson Dorsch’s digital content.

“I loved Locust projects latest blog entry with Onajide Shabaka, and Emerson Dorsch’s studio visit with Frances Trombly, who is a great artist and supporter of unconventional arts education.”



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