Dan Cameron

Dan Cameron is a renowned contemporary art curator known for his enthusiasm and activism, having founded and currently serving as the Artistic Director of U.S. Biennial, which organizes the Prospect New Orleans biennial and related exhibitions. Prospect 1 was a post Katrina effort that received critical acclaim and notoriety for its quality and outreach and Prospect 2 is scheduled for fall 2011. Among other positions, Cameron served for eleven years as Senior Curator of the New Museum in New York, was the Artistic Director for the 8th Istanbul Biennial and co-organizer of the 2006 Taipei Biennial, indicating the breadth and depth of his perspective and expectations of contemporary art. For Tuesday Evenings Cameron talks about how contemporary art can help restore a city's self-image following a major catastrophe, and in the case of a city as heavily dependent on tourism as New Orleans, provide an important economic boost through a cultural sector that has never been looked to in the past for economic development in his presentation Reclaiming a City through Art.