Core Program Events

The prestigious Core Residency Program at the Glassell School of Art offers postgraduate residencies for art critics and visual artists. Events and exhibitions take place throughout the year. Learn More

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Lectures & Discussions | 2023–2024

Core Program lectures are open to the public. Admission is free. Lectures take place in Favrot Auditorium at the Glassell School of Art with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday, October 19 | 6 p.m.
Speaker: Harold Mendez

Thursday, November 9 | 6 p.m.
Speaker: Irmgard Emmelhainz

Thursday, November 30 | 6 p.m.
Presentations | Core Program 2023–2024

Thursday, February 1 | 6 p.m.
Speaker: Julia Phillips 

Thursday, March 21 | 6 p.m.
Speaker: Alex Kitnick

Thursday, April 4 | 6 p.m.
Speaker: Tina Campt

Thursday, April 25 | 6 p.m.
Speaker: Kevin Jerome Everson

Exhibition | 2023–2024

2024 Core Exhibition

March 7–April 14

Every year, the Core Residency Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, awards residencies to artists and critical writers, culminating in the spring with an exhibition and yearbook.

The 2024 Core Exhibition features work by the 2023–2024 artists-in-residence: larí garcía, Saúl Hernández-Vargas, Erin Holland, Yifan Jiang, Umico Niwa, and Carlos Vielma. The critics-in-residence, Valentin Diaconov and Max Tolleson, have contributed essays to the 2024 Core Yearbook. View Diaconov's essay here, and Tolleson's essay here.

The exhibition is installed on all three floors of the Glassell School of Art.

Related Events
• Opening Reception
Thursday, March 7, 5:30 p.m.

• Performance by Artist-in-Residence Erin Holland
Thursday, March 14, 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 17, 2 p.m.

The Core Program at the Glassell School of Art receives generous funding from The Joseph & Sylvia Slifka Foundation; The Powell Foundation; and The Glassell Family Foundation.

Core fellowships have been underwritten by Anchorage Foundation of Texas; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc.; Mr. Brad Blume; Mr. and Mrs. Jamal H. Daniel; Mr. Ronald A. Logan; McClain Gallery; and The Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation, Inc.

Endowments for the Core Program have been provided by Leslie and Brad Bucher; gifts in memory of Laura Lee Blanton; the estate of Margaret Gillingham; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Eliza Lovett Randall; Herbert C. Wells; and Warren A. Hadler.