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A coast line with strong waves bursting on rocks and a lobster pot.

Marsden Hartley (American, 1877–1943), “End of the Hurricane,” (detail) 1938. Oil on Masonite, 22 1/4 x 28 1/8 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Roland P. Murdock Collection

Kansas born and trained Randy Griffey is now Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. He will share an insider’s perspective on his life at the Met organizing exhibitions. Randy has been involved in spectacular projects in one of the world’s great museums. He joins Wichita Art Museum Director Patricia McDonnell in a dialogue about the trials and tribulations of orchestrating major exhibitions. How do you get the loan of a world-class painting? What are the intricacies to navigating the egos, red tape, and setbacks in assembling a major exhibition? Join a Zoom conversation where you can pose questions and engage with this son of Kansas now on a world stage at the Met.

Originally recorded the evening of Thursday, October 22, 2020, in the Robert M. Beren Room at the Wichita Art Museum in Wichita, Kansas. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, both Griffey and Murdock Society members participated via Zoom.