Presented by Alison de Lima Greene, Isabel Brown Wilson Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Ron Mueck began his career in puppetry and animatronics, collaborating with Jim Henson on films such as Labyrinth (1986). A decade later Mueck burst onto the London art scene with Dead Dad at the 1997 exhibition Sensation! Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, organized by the Royal Academy of Arts.

Mueck has since become internationally celebrated for his remarkably realistic representations of the human figure, and the psychological penetration he brings to each of his carefully crafted vignettes. 

Curator Alison de Lima Greene traces Mueck’s evolution, examining his brilliant appropriations of art-historical themes, the dreamlike quality of many of his sculptures, and his engagement with the moments that define our everyday lives.

This talk is presented on the opening day of the exhibition Ron Mueck, which continues on view in the Beck Building through Sunday, August 13.

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• $10 Nonmembers
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Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Occidental Petroleum; Leslie and Brad Bucher; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Mr. and Mrs. Melbern G. Glasscock; The Windgate Charitable Foundation; the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; Mr. William J. Hill; and the Susan Vaughan Foundation.