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Careers in the Arts: Josh Heuman, Curator of Education & Public Programs

Have you been wanting to meet with established museum professionals to hear how they got where they are and what do they actually do? Do you have questions you want answered? This series of four programs, co-presented with Alpha Arts at the University of Toronto, is an opportunity to learn from four staff members who work at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Canada's leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art. Each program will begin with the professional speaking approximately 15 minutes about their education and duties. Then, an open 'question period' will last approximately 45 minutes! These programs are sure to open your eyes and minds to a possible career in the arts.

Josh Heuman has been an art museum educator and curator since 2000. Before joining the staff at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery as Curator of Education and Public Programs (2016), he held positions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (2011-2015); Salt Lake Art Center [now Utah Museum of Contemporary Art], Utah (2005-2010); Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University, Logan, Utah (2003-2005); and, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska (2000-2003). Over the past 20+ years, Heuman has organized hundreds education and public programs; organized dozens of exhibitions; juried exhibitions and competitions; editing publications; published essays, interviews, and reviews; presented conference papers and workshops; and, lectured at museums and universities. Born and raised in Toronto, he attended York University where he completed a BA in Visual Art (Art History) and an MA in Art History, focused on "content" in American post-World War II abstract painting.

Alpha Arts connects professionals with current students who are in the Arts Program at University of Toronto. Alpha Arts is committed to helping Humanities and Social Science students, from academic choices, community activities, to background improvement and career planning, connecting students from different levels in the humanities and social sciences to exchange experiences with each other.