Panel participants:
• Ryan Dennis, curator and programs director, Project Row Houses
• Kanitra Fletcher, curatorial assistant, modern and contemporary art, MFAH
• Valerie Cassel Oliver, curator of modern and contemporary art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Enjoy an evening of lively conversation! Ryan Dennis, Kanitra Fletcher, and Valerie Cassel Oliver discuss aesthetics, marginality, representation, and activism in the context of works by African American artists in the MFAH collections. On display for the event: work by Glenn Ligon, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Ernest Withers, and more.

This program shapes a forthcoming online exhibition spotlighting works on paper by African American artists. A Google Arts & Culture presentation, the exhibition is being organized by Amarie Gipson, Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow.

Free and open to the public! RSVP by Wednesday, July 11, to Christin Blaschke at or 713.639.7861. This event takes place on the mezzanine level of the Beck Building.

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Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from Melvyn and Cyvia Wolff; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Mitra Mujica-Margolis and Michael Margolis; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Mercantil Bank; Mr. William J. Hill; The Windgate Charitable Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Sharon G. Dies; The Powell Foundation; and the Susan Vaughan Foundation.