Artist Robyn O’Neil charts the consequences of natural disasters and man-made apocalypse through hauntingly imagined panoramas and vignettes. Her narratives enact both the fall of man and the possibility of redemption. The new illustrated book Robyn O’Neil: 20 Years of Drawings surveys the evolution of her work and features an introductory essay by Alison de Lima Greene, the Museum’s Isabel Brown Wilson Curator of modern and contemporary art.

O’Neil visits the MFAH to discuss her artistic journey. A book signing follows the talk, which takes place in the American General Conference Room on the mezzanine level of the Beck Building.

This program is free! Drop in to participate. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the Speaker
Robyn O’Neil (born 1977) spent her formative years in Texas, and she lived in Houston from 2002 to 2011. She entered the national scene in 2004 when her work was introduced in the Whitney Biennial. O’Neil has been the focus of solo exhibitions across the United States, including the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the Des Moines Art Center.

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The Freed Lecture series is made possible by endowment income from the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation.