Dialogues on Blackness and Contemporary Art
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.639.7861. This event takes place on the mezzanine level of the Beck Building.