Core Program Lecture
The Museum’s distinguished Core Residency Program hosts a series of lectures by visiting artists and scholars.
All talks are free and open to the public.
The Core Program at the Glassell School of Art receives generous funding from The Joseph & Sylvia Slifka Foundation; The Powell Foundation; and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Core fellowships have been underwritten by The Dickson-Allen Foundation; the Anchorage Foundation of Texas; Mr. Brad Blume; Mr. and Mrs. Jamal H. Daniel; The Francis L. Lederer Foundation; McClain Gallery; Karen Pulaski; and The Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation, Inc.
Past Events in This Series
Tania Bruguera is a politically motivated performance artist who explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change.
In his political documentaries, filmmaker Anand Patwardhan examines the diverse and controversial issues at the crux of sociopolitical life in India.
“What’s Black and White and Red All Over?” In this talk based on her forthcoming book project, writer and curator Helen Molesworth discusses why art matters.
Writer Jack Halberstam explores topics including queer failure; sex and media; subcultures; visual culture; gender variance; popular film; and animation.
Artist Clarissa Tossin uses installation, video, performance, sculpture, and photography to investigate material-cultural production and the hybridization of global cultures.
Artist Sharon Hayes uses photography, film, video, sound, and performance to examine the nexus between politics, history, speech, and desire. She visits for a Core Program lecture. Core Program Lectures are free and open to the public.
Hamza Walker, executive director of LAXART, visits for a Core Program lecture. Core Program Lectures are free and open to the public.
Artist and educator Stephanie Syjuco visits for a Core Program lecture. Core Program Lectures are free and open to the public.
Filmmaker and anthropologist J.P. Sniadecki visits for a Core Program lecture. Core Program lectures are free and open to the public.
Critic and writer Nora Khan visits for a Core Program lecture. Core Program Lectures are free and open to the public.
Artist Gerard Byrne and writer Lytle Shaw visit for a Core Program lecture. Core Program Lectures are free and open to the public.
The writing and teaching of critical theorist Kaja Silverman focus on phenomenology, psychoanalysis, photography, time-based visual art, and literature. Core Program lectures are free and open to the public!
An experimental animator and filmmaker, Kelly Sears integrates found footage, documentary form, and science fiction in her work. Core Program lectures are free and open to the public!
Artist Stan Douglas presents a free talk as part of the Core Program's 2017–18 lecture series.
CANCELED | This talk, part of the Core Program’s 2017–18 lecture series, has been canceled because the scheduled speaker, artist Mequitta Ahuja, is unable to attend.
Yesomi Umolu, exhibitions curator, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, presents a free talk as part of the Core Program's 2017–18 lecture series.
Artist Emily Jacir presents a free talk as part of the Core Program's 2017–18 lecture series.
Hammer Museum senior curator Anne Ellegood lectures at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Krista Thompson researches and teaches the modern and contemporary art of the African diaspora, with an emphasis on photography.
Artist Massa Lemu lectures at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Speaker: Hannah Feldman, associate professor of art history, Northwestern University
Speaker: artist and educator Fia Backström
Artist Martha Rosler discusses her work in video, photography, text, installation, and performance. Her art focuses on the public sphere, exploring issues from everyday life and the media to architecture and the built environment—especially as they affect women.
Speaker: Sreshta Rit Premnath, artist and assistant professor, Parsons School of Design
In this talk, Sreshta Rit Premnath discusses his work and provides insight into his career, goals, and more.
Speaker: writer Lauren Berlant, the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor, department of English, University of Chicago
Speaker: Wendy Vogel, writer and curator
Speaker: Catherine Morris, Sackler Family Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum
Speaker: artist Charles Gaines