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PRC Portfolio reviews with Gordon Wilkins, Curator of American Art at the Addison Gallery, Phillips Academy

    ONLINE March 9, 2024 – 10am – 1pm

    PRC Members: submit your name to the lottery to be selected as one of the six members to receive a portfolio review with Gordon Wilkins. Send your name and phone number to
    Names will be collected until 11:59pm on March 3rd, 2024.

    The PRC Portfolio Review Series is a free benefit of PRC membership and one review is allotted to each current member once per programming year (September through August). In each portfolio review event six members will be granted reviews and will be selected via lottery.

    This is an opportunity to individually discuss your work with professionals in the arts including curators, gallerists, critics, photographers, and more. Reviewers bring a wide variety of experience, aesthetic sense, focus, and expertise. To get the most benefit from your portfolio review, check the particular reviewer’s background and request to meet with those who best fit the art and objectives of your work. Each review is 20-minutes long. To make the best use of your review, select a number of images from one or two series. Think about what you want out of the session, and let the reviewer know so you can get the most value from the experience. Members are asked to arrive 5 minutes prior to the scheduled review time.

    Gordon Wilkins is the Robert M. Walker Curator of American Art at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. Wilkins oversees the care, exhibition, and growth of the Addison’s world-renowned collection of American art across media with a particular focus on the art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He has curated numerous exhibitions on a broad array of topics ranging from European-American perceptions of the natural world in the nineteenth century to 1970s Bay Area conceptual photography. He was also the curator of the critically acclaimed Rosamond Purcell: Nature Stands Aside, the first retrospective exhibition devoted to this pioneering photographer and conceptual artist. The accompanying publication, edited by Wilkins, was named one of “this season’s outstanding art books” by Bookforum and was highlighted by Lucy Sante as one of the best photography books of 2022 in the New York Times.

    Prior to his arrival at the Addison in October 2018, Wilkins served as the Assistant Curator for Exhibitions and Research at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA for three years where he helped organize several temporary and permanent exhibition projects and publications including the celebrated Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings (co-organized with the National Gallery of Art, Washington). Wilkins has also served as an adjunct professor of American art at the University of New Hampshire. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Hamilton College and earned his M.A. from the University of Chicago.