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A Conversation with the John Burton Harter Foundation

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Join us on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm EST for a ZOOM conversation with Alan Williams and registrar Lisa Rolfe from the John Burton Harter Foundation. Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, this talk will showcase John Burton Harter’s art and the archives of the John Burton Harter Foundation.

About Harter Foundation
The John Burton Harter Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes John Burton Harter’s art and the interests he cared about. JBHF provides resources to nonprofit organizations that advance the arts by featuring Harter’s work.

John Burton Harter (1940-2002) established the foundation through a charitable trust to ensure the visibility of his art and fulfill his creative vision. In keeping with his wishes, JBHF has supported exhibitions, catalogues, publications, and initiatives with funding or gifts of original Harter works since 2002. Recipients include non-profit institutions and organizations, from major art museums to local groups.

In addition, JBHF preserves Harter’s art, facilitates loans, and places works in important museums to expand Harter’s legacy and creative impact.

About Alan Williams

Alan Williams is an advisor to the John Burton Harter Foundation. In this role, he supports the foundation’s mission to protect the art of Harter, advance his creative vision, and promote the causes he cared about. Alan also serves as director at Banyan Communications, a creativity agency focusing on social change. In this role, he leads research and multimedia projects applying a public health approach to the safety and well-being of queer populations and groups impacted by social inequality. He is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

About Lisa Rolfe
Lisa Rolfe is a Collections Specialist with 35 years of experience in collections care and management. A former Registrar with Kentucky’s largest arts institution, the Speed Art Museum, now an independent contractor for private & public art collections. She has organized collections of all sizes by documenting, cataloging, condition reporting, photographing and promoting best practices for archival storage and art preservation.

Lisa is currently the Registrar for The John Burton Harter Foundation a non-profit organization that preserves and promotes Harter’s art, his archives and LGBTQ interests in the arts and culture.


Wednesday, October 27, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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