Event - What To Do When We Don’t Know What To Do: In Creative Service

What To Do When We Don’t Know What To Do: In Creative Service

11.11.20, 2:00 pm

Photo: Volunteers at the La Jornada and Together We Can Food Pantry at the Queens Museum.

Please note this outdoor event will occur on the Unisphere Lawn near the parkside entrance of Queens Museum. RSVP is required: info@abladeofgrass.org


What To Do When We Don’t Know What To Do is a rapid-response, in-person, outdoor, socially distanced creative convening of artists, activists, cultural leaders, and others that provides tools for handling uncertainty in this moment of intense change, so that we can create the future we want organized by A Blade of Grass.

This event is free but registration is required and attendance will be capped at 12 in-person participants. Please register by emailing info@abladeofgrass.org, wear a mask, and dress for the weather!


In Creative Service: A Conversation with Sally Tallant and Deborah Fisher


How is the Queens Museum responding to this moment of uncertainty? By embracing it and doubling down on its commitment to serve local communities. Learn how the museum is incorporating art, artists, and the spirit of creative inquiry into its work, so that it may become a platform for imagining the future we want.


Meet The Speakers


Deborah Fisher is the founding Executive Director of A Blade of Grass. She has served as an art, strategy, and philanthropy advisor to Shelley and Donald Rubin, and has worked in many capacities at the intersection of art and civic life in New York City, including as studio manager at Socrates Sculpture Park, and as an educator and curriculum developer for the Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment. Her approach to leadership is deeply informed by her training as a sculptor, particularly her experience making public art. She also writes and lectures internationally about arts funding and socially engaged art.


Sally Tallant is the President and Executive Director of the Queens Museum. She was previously the Director of Liverpool Biennial from 2011-2019. From 2001-2011 she was head of Exhibitions and Programs at Serpentine Gallery, London, where she was responsible for the development and delivery of an integrated programme of Exhibitions, Architecture, Education, and Public Programs. She has curated exhibitions in a wide range of contexts including galleries, museums, public spaces, and non-arts contexts. She is a regular contributor to conferences nationally and internationally. In 2018 she was awarded an OBE for services to the Arts in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.