Artists in Dialogue | Helen Evans Ramsaran and Floyd Newsum

June 27, 2024
This Artists in Dialogue session features artists Helen Evans Ramsaran and Floyd Newsum elaborating on practices through their own expression.

Designed to feature, amplify, and give space to Black contemporary artists, the format of the program emphasizes what the title suggests—artists engage in conversation with each other about their work, and/or whatever the artists would like.

Plan Your Visit

  • This program is free with Museum admission. The conversation takes place in Lynn Wyatt Theater, located in the Kinder Building. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
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About the Speakers
Helen Evans Ramsaran, born in Bryan, Texas, holds a BS in art education and an MFA in sculpture from Ohio State University. Her bronze sculptures and encaustic works on paper are influenced by her travels in Africa. Ramsaran retired as an associate professor of art at John Jay College of the City University of New York.

Floyd Newsum is a seasoned visual artist known for his prints, drawings, and sculptures. He earned an MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia. Currently residing in Houston, Newsum works as both an artist and a professor of art at the University of Houston-Downtown.

Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; Samuel H. Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Sharon G. Dies; Sterling-Turner Foundation; Susan Vaughan Foundation; and additional generous donors.

General admission to the MFAH is free on Thursdays, courtesy of Shell Oil Company.


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Houston, TX 77004
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