Stay tuned for Spring 2021 course details!
Contemporary Art 101 is our Members-only art history lecture series that offers a fun and eye-opening way to learn about the art of our time.
Join us for a series of stimulating lectures and conversation on Zoom led by art historian, educator, curator, and Executive Director of Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Kate Green, Ph.D.
In this session of Contemporary Art 101, we will focus on artists whose work provides perspectives on the role of art museums in society today. The artists covered in the image-driven participatory lectures represent various generations, moments in recent art history, and identities, and engage with a range of media, including sculpture, painting, performance, public interventions, and interactive online platforms. Over the course, students will acquire tools for assessing how these artists and others make use of the framework of art and the art museum to address some of the most urgent issues of our time.
Dates: Thursdays, October 22, October 29, November 5, and November 12
Cost: $150 for four-class series
Registration is available to current members of The Contemporary Austin. Please have your membership ID number ready.
If you're not yet a member, join today to register for the series!
Fall 2020 Course Outline
October 22: Museum’s Purpose Part 1: Andrea Fraser and Tino Seghal
October 29: Museum’s Purpose Part 2: Nicole Eisenman and Deborah Roberts
November 5: Body, Labor: Cecilia Vicuña and Rafa Esparza
November 12: Sites Beyond: Ron Rael and Autumn Knight
ABOUT KATE GREEN
Kate Green, Ph.D., is Executive Director of Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson. She joined MoCA Tucson in October 2020, from the El Paso Museum of Art, where, as Senior Curator since 2018, she oversaw the renovation of the museum’s galleries and reinstallation of the permanent collection and developed the museum’s Border Initiative, stewarding gifts and acquisitions of works by Beatriz Cortez, Virginia Jaramillo, Teresa Margolles, and Leo Villareal, the Border Biennial and exhibitions involving new commissions by Andrea Bowers, Cruz Ortiz, Animales de Poder, and programs featuring Celia Álvarez-Muñoz, Guillermo Gomez-Peña, Las Imaginistas, and Postcommodity. Previously, Green directed Marfa Contemporary, where she commissioned an exhibition project with William Cordova, including a book published by Dancing Foxes Press, and a performance project with Autumn Knight. From 2004 to 2007 Green led curatorial and education departments at Artpace San Antonio, and from 2001 to 2003 worked in curatorial at MoMA PS1 and as an educator at Dia Art Foundation. Green’s writing about art appears in catalogs and also many publications, including Artforum and Frieze. Green has taught art history at several institutions (Trinity University, University of Texas at Austin), was a fellow in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Core Program, and holds an M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a Ph.D. in Modern and Contemporary Art History from the University of Texas at Austin.
Questions about Art 101? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.