Oe8 Lx NZ Sq W6 HBV Fi Titg

Sustainability and the Arts: Museums and Public Institution Practices

TEFAF Talks are interactive panel discussions to strengthen one's art knowledge. Pairing with leading content partners to share knowledge and expertise.  Continuing the theme of Sustainability and Revitalization at their 2022 Art Curators Conference, the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) will advance a discussion about the art world’s efforts towards sustainable and climate impact conscious modes of working. Bringing together experts to present their efforts, offer possible opportunities and ideas, and create a think tank with the audience’s engagement, we hope the session will move us closer towards a better future. This program is organized by the AAMC, and was created by Judith Pineiro, Executive Director, AAMC & AAMC Foundation and Lucy Lydon, Director, Luce Productions.

Sign up


Programming will take place at the Veterans Room, Park Avenue Armory. The event will be recorded. Please note that TEFAF Programming is free with a valid ticket to TEFAF New York. Do note that there is limited availability of seats. If you have not registered for programming or bought your ticket for TEFAF New York: click the button “sign up” and purchase your ticket for TEFAF New York.

For questions about registration contact:
[email protected]


Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Madison Square Park Conservancy

Brooke Kamin Rapaport is Deputy Director and Martin Friedman Chief Curator at Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York City. The Conservancy’s art program commissions outdoor work by contemporary artists. With the exhibition Martin Puryear: Liberty/Libertà, Rapaport served as Commissioner and Curator of the US Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Pauline Willis, American Federation of Arts

Pauline Willis has been the Director and CEO of the American Federation of Arts (AFA) since 2012. The AFA is a century-old nonprofit organization that develops, raises money, and handles all logistics to tour ground-breaking exhibitions to museums across America and worldwide. Recognizing essential issues shared by museums nationwide, Ms. Willis established ArtViews, a panel discussion series for graduate school students and museum professionals to explore and address current concerns among museums and other arts organizations. Pauline Willis holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York, and in 2019 she attended the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. She is a board member of ArtTable, a national organization for professional women in the arts, and a board member of the Art Bridges Foundation. She readily embraces diversity through her exposure to varied cultural environments and extensive travel.

Sofía S. Reeser del Rio, The Clemente

Sofía S. Reeser-del Rio is a Puerto Rican scholar, independent curator, multidisciplinary artist, and educator. With an MFA from the University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain, and a BFA from Pratt Institute, she has organized and produced several major exhibitions with a special focus on Latinx, Latin American, and Caribbean artists, particularly supporting LGBTQ and self-identified female artists from PR. As part of her curatorial tenure (2012-2017) at El Museo del Barrio, she coordinated and organized over thirty exhibitions and numerous public programs, artists’ projects, site-specific installations, and off-site special projects. Reeser del Rio is the recipient of The Latinx Project Curatorial Fellowship at NYU (2021), Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship from the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (2017), and the Trueque Artist in Residency Program (2017). Currently, she holds the position of Assistant Curator of Public Programs Visual Arts at Americas Society, NY, and the Senior Programs Manager at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, NY. Her practice is based between Puerto Rico, Madrid, and NYC.

Eileen Jeng Lynch, Wave Hill

Eileen Jeng Lynch is the Curator of Visual Arts at Wave Hill, where she organizes exhibitions and programs that explore the intersections of nature, culture, and place, including commissioning artists on site-specific projects. Jeng Lynch also manages the emerging artists and artist residency programs.

Moderated by Elizabeth Smith, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

Elizabeth Smith is the founding Executive Director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. Previously she was Executive Director, Curatorial Affairs, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.