Panel Discussion & Art Preview | “What I Know and When I Knew It”

February 18, 2024
As part of Black Art Houston, the Glassell School of Art hosts a discussion and art preview showcasing the community program “What I Know and When I Knew It: Centering Stories and Artistry in Houston’s Third & Fifth Wards.” Hear from Paul Coffey, director of the Glassell School; Sherry Barrett, a participant of the first cohort; and Diane Allen, a participant of the second cohort.

“What I Know and When I Knew It” draws on the transformative powers of the visual arts and storytelling to change the narrative around aging. In this multi-workshop program, 30 older adults who live in the Third Ward and Fifth Ward embark on a personal exploration of their life stories, weaving connections with works of art in the MFAH collections, and in turn making their own art.

Plan Your Visit

  • Admission is free. The discussion takes place in Favrot Auditorium, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. An art preview featuring work by the first cohort follows in Orton Gallery. 
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“What I Know and When I Knew It” at the Glassell School of Art receives generous funding from E. A. Michelson Philanthropy.

The Glassell School of Art receives generous funding from the Glassell Family; The Skiles Foundation; Leslie and Brad Bucher; Mr. and Mrs. John S. Orton; Powell Foundation; Sue and Rusty Burnett; Ellen and David Berman; JBD Foundation; Wells Fargo Foundation; and additional generous donors.


Glassell School of Art
5101 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006
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