The prestigious Core Residency Program at the Glassell School of Art offers postgraduate residencies for art critics and visual artists. Related events and exhibitions take place throughout the year. LEARN MORE

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2019–2020 Exhibitions

2020 Core Exhibition

March 12–April 17, 2020
Leslie and Brad Bucher Gallery & Levant Foundation Gallery, Glassell School of Art

Every year, the Core Program at the Glassell School of Art awards residencies to artists and critical writers, culminating in the spring with an exhibition and yearbook.

The 2020 Core Exhibition features work by the 2019–2020 artists-in-residence: Qais Assali, Shobun Baile, Gustavo Gomez-Brechtel, Niloufar Emamifar, Ryan Hawk, Irmak Karasu, leo, and Kara Springer. This year’s Core critics-in-residence, Will Harris and Ana Tuazon, contribute essays based on their independent research to the Core 2020 publication, issued in conjunction with the exhibition. 

Anand Patwardhan: Ways of Struggle

December 13, 2019–February 16, 2020
Leslie and Brad Bucher Gallery, Glassell School of Art

Daily Film Schedule Films by Anand Patwardhan play in the gallery each day throughout the run of the exhibition, from A Time to Rise (1981) to Reason (2018). See the list of films

Core Program Lecture: Presented by Anand Patwardhan
​Thursday, December 12, 7 p.m.
Opening Reception + Film Screening: “In the Name of God” / Q&A with Anand Patwardhan
Friday, December 13, 6:30 p.m.
Fllm Screening: “Reason” / Introduction by Anand Patwardhan
Saturday, December 14, 1 p.m. 

Anand Patwardhan: Ways of Struggle surveys four decades of filmmaking by one of the world’s foremost documentarians and one of contemporary cinema’s most singular voices. Since the 1970s, Anand Patwardhan has been making committed, intimate portraits of Indian movements for social justice.

Following the destruction of Ayodhya’s Babri Mosque in 1992, Patwardhan (born 1950) began chronicling the rise of Hindu nationalism, which has attained global relevance. Patwardhan’s films offer an invaluable portrait of this moment, which Indian writer Pankaj Mishra has dubbed “the age of anger.” By bringing together the full scope of Patwardhan’s work—rarely seen in the United States—Ways of Struggle contrasts the worlds of left and right political feeling, offering an oblique history of the present.

Organized by second-year Core critical studies resident Will Harris.

Prints and Ceramics from Little Egypt Enterprises and Related Studios

September 6–November 17, 2019
Leslie and Brad Bucher Gallery, Glassell School of Art

Opening Reception
Friday, September 6, 6 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Sunday, October 6, 1 p.m.

In the 1970s and 1980s, the expertise and equipment supplied by master printer David Folkman and his colleagues at the Little Egypt Enterprises print shop provided a transformative opportunity for Houston’s artists to explore the medium during a period of rediscovery and reinvention. Decades later, Little Egypt’s collected output is deserving of greater recognition as one of the city’s most significant, imaginative, and longstanding collaborative art projects. Prints and Ceramics from Little Egypt Enterprises and Related Studios presents lithographs, serigraphs, etchings, and ceramics produced by Little Egypt Enterprises and its descendants: the Cerling Etching Studio and Tembo/Cerling Collaborative Studio.

2019–2020 Lectures

Core Program lectures are open to the public. Admission is free.

Thursday, October 17, 7 p.m.
Speaker: Clarissa Tossin, artist
Favrot Auditorium, Glassell School of Art

Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m.
Speaker: Jack Halberstam, writer
Favrot Auditorium, Glassell School of Art

Thursday, November 21, 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: Helen Molesworth, writer and curator
Brown Auditorium Theater, Caroline Wiess Law Building

Thursday, December 12, 7 p.m.
Speaker: Anand Patwardhan, filmmaker
Favrot Auditorium, Glassell School of Art

Thursday, January 30, 7 p.m.
Speaker: Tania Bruguera, artist
Favrot Auditorium, Glassell School of Art

Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m. | Postponed
Speaker: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, artist
Favrot Auditorium, Glassell School of Art

Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m. | Postponed
Speaker: Hammam Aldouri, philosophy professor
Favrot Auditorium, Glassell School of Art

Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m. | Postponed
Speaker: Dan Palmer, curator, presented in collaboration with Artadia’s Art & Dialogue program
Favrot Auditorium, Glassell School of Art

Thursday, April 23, 6 p.m. | Postponed
Speaker: Darby English, art-history professor
Favrot Auditorium, Glassell School of Art

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