The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center is a multi-venue arts center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, which opened on October 3, 2008.
The founding director of EMPAC is Johannes Goebel. He was previously the director and founder of the Institute for Music and Acoustics at the Center for Art and Media Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany. EMPAC's curatorial team includes Victoria Brooks, Curator for Time-Based Visual Arts, and Ashley Ferro-Murray, curator of Dance and Theater. The building is named after Curtis Priem, co-founder of NVIDIA and graduate of the RPI Class of 1982, who donated $40 million to the Institute in 2004. The founding curatorial team included Kathleen Forde, Curator, Time-Based Arts, Helene Lesterlin, Curator Dance/Theater, and Micah Silver, Curator, Music.
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