Artists in Dialogue “Afro-Atlantic Histories”

Artists in Dialogue: Joy Priest and Andrew I. Wilson Respond to Afro-Atlantic Histories

During this special evening of poetry, video, and art-making, poet Joy Priest and artist Andrew I. Wilson share their work in dialogue with the objects on display in the powerful exhibition Afro-Atlantic Histories. This event takes place in Cullinan Hall, on the first floor of the Law Building. Admission is free.

Plan Your Visit
On Thursdays, the Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. General admission, including entry to Afro-Atlantic Histories, is free.

About the Presenters
Joy Priest is a doctoral student at the University of Houston. For Afro-Atlantic Histories, she has written the poem “Redemption,” after Charles Burnett’s film Killer of Sheep. Her book Horsepower was selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey as the winner of the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry.

Andrew I. Wilson is a resident in the 2021–2022 Galveston Artist Residency, which culminates in a summer exhibition. He is a multimedia artist whose work in the intersections of ritual and funerary rights honors the deceased, examining the ways objects accumulate spirit particles and open portals to different dimensions.

Safety Guidelines Masks are expected, as a risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public setting. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions set forth by the MFAH—learn more here.

Accessibility Questions or Requests? If you have any questions about accessibility resources in the Museum’s auditoriums, email or call 713.639.7300.

Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Jerold B. Katz Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; H-E-B; MD Anderson Cancer Center; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Sharon G. Dies; Susan Vaughan Foundation; and additional generous donors.

The exhibition “Afro-Atlantic Histories” is co-organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Museu de Arte de Sāo Paulo in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

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