Guest: Lori Starr
Interlocutor: Anne Patterson
Lori Starr is the Executive Director of the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) in San Francisco. Starr came to the CJM from the Koffler Centre of the Arts, Canada's only multidisciplinary, contemporary Jewish cultural institution offering cutting edge contemporary art exhibitions, music, dance, film, literary, theater, and other programs. Starr also served as Vice President for Culture for the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Prior to her time at the Koffler, Starr served as Senior Vice President and Museum Director of the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles; Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the J. Paul Getty Trust and J. Paul Getty Museum; and has held key management and education positions in the School of Fine Arts, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She was also a Rockefeller Fellow in Museum Education and Community Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Anne Patterson is Grace Cathedral's 2013 Artist in Residence. Anne is an installation artist, and one of the leading designers working in American theater and music today. Anne was trained at Yale and London's Slade School of Art. Her work engages audiences through a synthesis of art and music, light and sound, space and self. She will create a number of works throughout the year, in conjunction with the 100 Years of Music at Grace Cathedral celebration.