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Funding in part by: Johnson Art and Education Foundation, Grounds For Sculpture, Digital Stone Project (DSP)
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Oct. 8th | Oct. 9th | Oct. 10th | Oct. 11th
Thursday, October 8, 2009*
3:00PM-5:00PM

Pre-Symposium Registration Open

Location Nassau Inn, Hotel Lobby, 10 Palmer Square, Princeton NJ
6:00PM- 8:00PM Pre-symposium reception at Sotto Ristorante and Lounge

Meet fellow symposium attendees at Sotto Ristorante and Lounge, an Italian subterranean restaurant located just steps from Princeton University. Admission includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Additional fees apply.  Pre-registration required. 
Location Sotto Ristorante and Lounge, 128 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ

Friday, October 9, 2009*
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8:30AM Buses depart Nassau Inn for Grounds For Sculpture
Location Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ
9:00AM Registration Opens
Location Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ
9:45AM

Opening Remarks: 
Johannah Hutchison, Executive Director, International Sculpture CenterDavid Miller, Executive Director, Grounds For Sculpture

10:00AM-
11:30AM

Panel: Reality Jolt: Waking Up in a Darker Room

Speakers will share their experiences with cutbacks, closings, changes in programs and funding as a result of economic crisis.

Moderator:
Janet Kaplan, Professor Art History & Director of Curatorial Studies, Moore College of Art & Design

Panelists:
Adrian Ellis, Executive Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center; Founding Director, AEA Consulting.
Tom Otterness, Artist
James Steward, Director, Princeton University Art Museum

Location Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ
11:30AM

Networking Lunch- Get to know fellow attendees
Boxed Lunch Provided

1:00PM-
2:15PM

Keynote Address: Quest for the New Normal

Keynote Speaker:
Ruby Lerner, President/Executive Director, Creative Capital, NewYork, NY

Ruby Lerner will explore the questions we are all asking right now during this scary yet liberating time: Do we need to totally reinvent our organizations?  If so, to what?  During this time filled with uncertainties are there opportunities too? Is this future wildly or just mildly different than our past?  Could artistic endeavor have an elevated place in a new environment or will the modulation of "conspicuous consumption" actually affect us negatively?

Location Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ
2:15PM Coffee Break
3:00PM-
4:30PM

Panel: Cutting Back or Gearing Up?

Those working in sculpture today will discuss what they are doing to ensure continued success.

Moderator:

Jennifer McGregor, Director of Arts & Senior Curator, Wave Hill

Panelists:
Amy Lipton, Curator, Ecoartspace
Brett Littman, Executive Director, The Drawing Center
Paul Villinski, Artist

Location Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ
4:30PM Sessions End
Additional Optional Activities available!
4:30PM Buses begin returning to Nassau Inn . Last bus departs Grounds For Sculpture at 5:45PM

4:30PM-
6:00PM

Digital Stone Project Tour and Reception

Join us for a tour of the facility, followed by a wine and cheese reception.

Additional fees apply. Pre-registration required.
Bus will pick up group to return to Nassau Inn at 6:00PM.

Location Digital Stone Project, 75-A Sculptors Way, Mercerville, NJ

4:30PM- 5:30PM

Scavenger Hunt at Grounds For Sculpture

Teams will compete to identify sculptures.

Additional fees apply. Pre-registration required

Location Grounds For Sculpture, Museum Building, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ
4:30PM- 5:30PM

Docent Tour of Grounds For Sculpture*

Enjoy a walking docent tour through the 35-acre Sculpture Park and experience contemporary sculpture in a new light.

Additional fees apply. Pre-registration required

Location

Grounds For Sculpture, Visitors Center, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ

6:00PM-
8:00PM

Opening Reception at the Nassau Inn

Opening Reception at the Nassau Inn Senior Ballroom. Light hors d'ouevres provided. Cash Bar.

Location Nassau Inn, Senior Ballroom, 10 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ

8:00PM-
10:00PM

**Cancelled** Dinner Salons

Have dinner with fellow symposium attendees at one of Princeton’s unique restaurants. Prices include a three course dinner with entrée choices, house wine, tax and gratuity. Don’t be surprised if a special ISC guest joins you!

Please note that you may only sign up for ONE Optional Dinner Event. Registered symposium attendees may purchase up to two tickets for these dinners. Space is limited!

Additional fees apply. Pre-registration required

Locations

All Dinner Salon Locations are within walking distance of the Nassau Inn

Nassau Inn, Library Room, 10 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ
Alchemist & Barrister, 28 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ
Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
Lahiere’s, 5-11 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ

Saturday, October 10, 2009*
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9:00AM Buses depart Nassau Inn for Grounds For Sculpture

10:00AM-
11:15AM

Feature Panel

A Conversation with:
Barbara MacAdam, Deputy Editor, ARTnews; Phong Bui, Publisher, The Brooklyn Rail; and Rona Pondick, Artist.

In light of today's difficult and unpredictable economy, this feature panel will explore ways in which artists and the art community at large are coping. We consider whether artists are taking new approaches to their work or simply going about their business as usual and how successful they have been in doing so. Are they making more accessible--and, therefore, marketable--works, or are they making more experimental and possibly more difficult art? By the same token, what measures are galleries, museums, and the media taking to deal with the situation, and to what degree are they lending their support to artists?

Location Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ

11:15AM-
12:30PM

Networking Luncheon- Time to share your thoughts with fellow attendees
Boxed Lunch Provided

12:30PM-
2:00PM

Panel: Casting a Wider Net: Technology and New Challenges

This conversation will focus on how electronic media can be used effectively to promote museums, artists, and exhibitions with much reduced costs from traditional advertising, printed materials, and marketing techniques.

Moderator:
Joseph Becherer,
Vice President, Collections & Horticulture, Sculpture Program, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park 

Panelists:
Daniel Incandela, Director of New Media Indianapolis Museum of Art
Eric Saber, Representative, Patron Mail
Christian Marc Schmidt, Associate, Pentagram

Location Grounds For Sculpture, 19 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ

2:00PM- 5:00PM

Grounds For Sculpture Fall Opening

Featuring: ISC 2009 Outstanding Student Awards Show and works of Albert Paley

Location Grounds For Sculpture, Domestic Arts Building, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ
2:30PM Buses begin returning to Nassau Inn. Last bus leaves Grounds For Sculpture at 4:15PM.

Sunday, October 11, 2009*
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9:00AM-
6:00PM

**Cancelled** Optional Activity: Tour of Dia:Beacon*

Visit Dia:Beacon’s renowned permanent collection. Trip includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, a one-hour guided tour, and a boxed lunch.

Additional fees apply. Pre-registration required.

Location

Please arrive at 8:45AM for check-in. Bus leaves from Nassau Inn Hotel promptly at 9:00AM

9:00AM-
6:00PM

**Cancelled** Optional Activity: Tour of Storm King Art Center*

See highlights of the sculpture collection. Trip includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, admission, docent tour, and lunch at a nearby restaurant.

Additional fees apply. Pre-registration required.

Location

Please arrive at 8:45AM for check-in. Bus leaves from Nassau Inn Hotel promptly at 9:00AM.

*Please note schedule/times subject to change

 



Sponsored in part by:
Johnson Art and Education Foundation, Grounds For Sculpture, Digital Stone Project (DSP)