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Image courtesy of Catherine Scrivo Baker

Virtual Presentation—Artistic Logistics: When Our Collection Travels

By Chief Curator Cathleen Chaffee and Assistant Registrar Catherine Scrivo Baker

Thursday, August 27, 2020 ● 12 pm
1 pm

FREE for Albright-Knox members
$5 for Martin House members
$10 general admission
Virtual Event

Chief Curator Cathleen Chaffee and Assistant Registrar Catherine Scrivo Baker discuss how, where, and why works from the Albright-Knox's collection are lent to other museum exhibitions worldwide. Learn about how lending is changing in the time of COVID-19, and follow along with Cathleen as she shares images from a 2019 trip to Venice accompanying our Arshile Gorky masterpiece The Liver Is the Cock’s Comb, 1944.


This presentation is free for Albright-Knox members, $5 for Martin House members, and $10 general admission. Please register online. You will receive an email reminder the day of the lecture with directions for joining the webinar. Albright-Knox members, please contact with any questions or for assistance. Martin House members, please contact to receive your promo code.

About the Speakers

Dr. Cathleen Chaffee became Curator at the Albright-Knox in January 2014, Senior Curator in April 2015, and Chief Curator in September 2017. She was Horace W. Goldsmith Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery from 2010 to 2014 and previously held curatorial positions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Chaffee received her PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and was awarded a 2008 Fulbright Fellowship to Belgium. She received her master’s degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, and completed her undergraduate studies at Ithaca College.

Catherine Scrivo Baker has held the position of Assistant Registrar at the Albright-Knox since 2014. She facilitates the museum’s outgoing loans program, preparing collection objects for travel to art exhibitions worldwide. Additionally, she directly assists senior registrars with collections care and special exhibitions. Her personal interests in media and technology have inspired her to further examine best practices in collections care specific to digital and time-based media artworks. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art history and French from SUNY Buffalo, and is a member of the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists.

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