By Jahna Lacey
The San Antonio Museum of Art is exhibiting “Artists Take Initiative: Artist-Run Spaces in San Antonio Today” at 6 p.m. March 15 in the museum’s auditorium, 200 W. Jones Ave.
David S. Rubin, curator of the Brown Foundation of Contemporary Art, will interview Kimberly Aubuchon from Unit B, Rex Hausmann from Hausmann Millworks, Luis Lopez from La Casa Rosa, and Justin Parr from Flight.
“Each artist will give a 10-minute presentation about their organization,” Rubin said. “How it started, what their focus is, and how they operate.”
Rubin said as curator, he oversees the museum’s contemporary art collection and organizes exhibitions. He is the liaison between the museum and the San Antonio contemporary art and artist community. He said he regularly attends as many art openings around town as possible.
“Students can learn how artists have succeeded as entrepreneurs providing spaces for San Antonio’s artists to exhibit and sell their work,” Rubin said. “They can learn about venues that may be new to them. Students are always welcome to attend the art openings at these artist-run spaces.”
Rubin said he has been active in contemporary art for 30-plus years. He received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of California at Los Angeles and a master’s degree in art history from Harvard University.
He began working in the International Association of Art Critics in 1980. He curated the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans from 2000-2006.
Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for students and military members with an ID. Free with college ID.
For more information, call 210-987-8100.