Contemporary Art 101
In light of the ever-changing circumstances related to the COVID-19 outbreak, this series has been postponed until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves and make decisions about future museum programming in the coming days and weeks.
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 in May for a series of stimulating lectures and conversation led by Robin K. Williams, Assistant Curator at The Contemporary Austin. Refreshments will be served.
Spring 2020 Details
Dates: May 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2020
Location: Jones Center on Congress Avenue, Community Room and Galleries
Cost: $150 for the four-class series (Members Only)
In this session, we will approach The Contemporary Austin’s spring exhibition, Nicole Eisenman: Sturm und Drang, as a laboratory in which to explore topics in contemporary art. Each meeting will involve a historically-grounded introduction to key terms and contexts informing works in the exhibition as well as close-looking and discussions in the galleries.
Spring 2020 Course Outline:
May 5: What is "Contemporary" Art?
May 12: Close Looking: Nicole Eisenman's Sturm und Drang
May 19: Institutional Critique
May 26: Identity and Performativity
ABOUT ROBIN WILLIAMS
Robin K. Williams is Assistant Curator at The Contemporary Austin. Previously, she held curatorial positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, where she curated Danielle Dean: True Red Ruin (2018) and co-curated the thematic group exhibition Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance (2017), as well as at the Blanton Museum of Art and Visual Arts Center in Austin. Her writing has appeared in international publications including Stedelijk Studies and Sin Objeto, several exhibition catalogs, including The Contemporary Austin’s Strange Pilgrims (2015), and in Pastelegram, Glasstire, and Arts + Culture Texas. She has taught art history at Texas State University and The University of Texas at Austin, where she is completing her PhD. Her dissertation on Joan Jonas addresses issues of performance in contemporary art.
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Thanks to our generous wine sponsor, The Austin Wine Merchant, for your continued support!