“What’s Black and White and Red All Over?”
Presented by writer and curator Helen Molesworth, former chief curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Why is art important? Why does art matter? What kind of knowledge does art produce? In an illustrated talk based on her forthcoming book project, Helen Molesworth addresses these crucial questions.

Drop in! This program is free. On Thursdays, MFAH general admission is free, courtesy of Shell Oil Company.

About the Speaker
Helen Molesworth has written about the issues of feminism and the sociohistorical frameworks of contemporary art. She has worked on exhibitions with artists including Louise Lawler, Steve Locke, Anna Maria Maiolino, Kerry James Marshall, Josiah McElheny, Catherine Opie, Amy Sillman, and Luc Tuymans.

About the Lecture
This talk is the second in a series leading up to the opening of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, dedicated to modern and contemporary art from the MFAH collections. The lecture is also part of the Core Program’s 2019–2020 lecture series. Learn more about Core Program events here. Questions? Contact core@mfah.org or 713.639.7865. 

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The Core Program at the Glassell School of Art receives generous funding from The Joseph & Sylvia Slifka Foundation; The Powell Foundation; and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Core fellowships have been underwritten by The Dickson-Allen Foundation; the Anchorage Foundation of Texas; Mr. Brad Blume; Mr. and Mrs. Jamal H. Daniel; The Francis L. Lederer Foundation; McClain Gallery; Karen Pulaski; and The Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation, Inc.

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