past event

SOF Dialogue: Abstract Expressionism’s Pursuit of Freedom through Gesture

Open to Aspen Leaf Society level and above, this event is presented in collaboration with the Aspen Art Museum and features Paul Schimmel in conversation with Heidi Zuckerman.

If you would like to upgrade your SOF membership, please contact Megan Bentzin at or 970-544-7994.

Paul Schimmel is an American curator of contemporary art based in Los Angeles. Schimmel served as the chief curator of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), from 1990 until 2012, where he organized numerous exhibitions.[1] From 2013 through 2017, he was a vice president and partner with the art gallery Hauser & Wirth and co-founder of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles.

Heidi Zuckerman is Aspen Art Museum’s Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director. During her tenure with the museum, she has boosted its stature from local art gallery to internationally recognized institution by increasing their endowment by nearly 300 percent. She has curated more than 100 exhibitions during her career. She also successfully spearheaded a capital campaign to fund the museum’s new building, designed by Shigeru Ban, the 2014 Pritzker Prize winner for architecture, and recently announced winner of the American Institute of Architects 2017 Institute Honors Award for Architecture. She raised over $100 million for the capital campaign and is one of only three female museum directors to do so. Prior to this, she served as the Chair of the Art Curatorial Department at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. She was also the Assistant Curator of 20th Century Art at the Jewish Museum in New York. 

Event information
Fri Jul 14, 2017
3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Private residence
Aspen, CO