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Seth Goldenberg continues his arts entrepreneurship as the founder of Dialog:City, drawing from his previous leadership roles.
has founded award winning civic arts learning programs at the Rhode Island School of Design
including "Catalyst Arts" and the "Office for Public Engagement".
Through these programs, Goldenberg
produced seven community- based exhibitions in collaboration with over 20 cultural organizations in Rhode Island.
In addition, Goldenberg was the founder of the RISD Fusion Arts program that brought international students to the US through a major Department of State grant to study digital media as a strategy for creating dialogue.
Most recently, Goldenberg was the Deputy Director for External Affairs at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, leading public initiatives and institutional advancement efforts as the new museum opened.
Goldenberg recieved his BFA from RISD and his MFA from Maine College of Art where his thesis was advised by the nationally recognized public artist, Suzanne Lacey; the scholar on the principles of public service at Brown University, Peter Hocking; as well as the Dean of the Graduate Division at RISD, Jessie Shefrin.
Goldenberg has been a presenter and visiting lecturer at many conferences and academic institutions including Duke University, the College Art Associations, University of Maine, and the future of technology forum at Brown University.
In Denver, Dialog:City, which is structured like a festival, was proposed by Seth Goldenberg, 27, who was previously in charge of the center for public engagement at the Rhode Island School of Design and a deputy director at the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver.
Dialog:City came from the perspective that "there's this amazing historic public discourse that's happening inside the Pepsi center, and we wanted to bring that scale to the rest of the city.
Mr. Goldenberg said.
Dialog:City's Liz Newton and Seth ...
Dialog:City's Liz Newton and Seth Goldenberg with Minsuk Cho's Air Forest - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org
While curators and MCA Denver alumnus Seth Goldenberg
and Liz Newton did an admirable job of putting together and promoting the Dialog:City events (minus of course the aforementioned oversight regarding Air Forest's evening presentation), the absence of any Denver-based artists was a notable and painful omission given the national spotlight.
Curatorial and educational outreach duties are being handled by ex-MCA/Denver staffers Seth Goldenberg
and Liz Newton and they have put together a program that dwarfs last year's Denver Arts Week; just goes to show what a $370k budget can do for an event.
A recent tour through the active ...
A recent tour through the active construction site, with Seth Goldenberg, deputy director of external affairs, revealed a building strong on spaces for the community, educational pursuits and art - all built around a four-story atrium.
Seth GoldenbergRI School of Design