Adam Justice, Director of Galleries at UNC Charlotte City Center, will present “All Art Has Been Contemporary”. Adam will discuss how Art History has been affected by contemporary perceptions. He will also explore what makes a historical work of art “popular”, and how we are shaping future generation’s views on art today.
Adam N. Justice is a Virginia native who received his Master’s degree in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond) in 2004, following his thesis on the evolving role of sign theory in mid-century American art. He then served as the Gallery Associate at VCU’s Anderson Gallery (2004-2006), the Chief Curator at the William King Art Museum in Abingdon, VA (2006-2010), and the Curator of Art at the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, FL (2010-2016). Last year, he left his post at the Mint Museum as the Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art to become the Director of Galleries at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. His career includes an array of curated exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, numerous essays and critiques written for exhibition catalogues and regional publications, and various appointments as judge/juror for regional and national arts competitions, including PhotoNOLA (New Orleans), The Hunting Art Prize (Houston, TX), and Gasparilla Festival of the Arts (Tampa, FL). While in Florida, he also helped found Outer Space (Winter Haven, FL), a contemporary art gallery and studio residency program, where he served as co-curator and resident artist.