Core Program Lecture Series | Jamal Cyrus

Jamal Cyrus visits the MFAH to present this talk in the Core Program Lecture Series. The noted Houston-based artist draws on the languages of collage and assemblage, as well as the cultural politics embedded within Black American music. His work pursues sculpture as a series of metaphysical encounters, and he is engaged with an aesthetic practice that aims to transform mundane materials and objects into rich, densely packed networks of meaning and purpose.

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Core Program lectures are open to the public, and admission is free. This event takes place in Favrot Auditorium at the Glassell School of Art. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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About the Speaker
Jamal Cyrus has won several awards, most recently the prestigious Driskell Prize in 2020. He has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions, including Jamal Cyrus: The End of My Beginning at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; and Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. He has also exhibited as a member of the artist collective Otabenga Jones and Associates.

About the Core Residency Program
Established in 1982, the Glassell School of Art’s Core Residency Program offers postgraduate residencies for art critics and visual artists.

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

Core fellowships have been underwritten by Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc.; Anchorage Foundation of Texas; Mr. Brad Blume; Ms. Bettie Cartwright; Mr. and Mrs. Jamal H. Daniel; The Dickson-Allen Foundation; Mr. Ronald A. Logan; McClain Gallery; and The Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation, Inc.


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