Nancy Holt’s Birthday

Featuring a Conversation with Art Historian Jana La Brasca and Astrologer Sister Palm

Join art historian Jana La Brasca and astrologer Sister Palm at Laguna Gloria on Friday, April 5 from 2:30P–4P to celebrate the birthday of legendary land artist Nancy Holt. Be sure to arrive by 3pm in order to see shadows cast by Holt’s permanent installation at Laguna Gloria, Time Span, perfectly frame a plaque the artist placed in the ground to demarcate the date of her birth and the artwork’s completion.

For this year’s celebration of Holt and her artwork – occurring just days before the solar eclipse on April 8th – we will gather at the site of Time Span for a conversation about Holt’s work and career from the dual perspectives of an art historian and astrologer. What insights are there to glean about Holt’s life and work from analyzing the artist’s natal chart? How might planetary transitions have aligned with significant moments in Holt’s career?

Join us to learn more during this special event and extended hours at Laguna Gloria.


About the Speakers

Jana La Brasca is a Capricorn and a doctoral candidate in art history at the University of Texas at Austin specializing in modern and contemporary art. She was curatorial researcher for the Nasher Sculpture Center's exhibition Groundswell: Women of Land Art and has held curatorial and research fellowships at the Blanton Museum of Art and at Judd Foundation, in Marfa, Texas, and New York. In the upcoming academic year she will be in residence as a predoctoral fellow at the Menil Drawing Institute and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Sister Palm is a professional palm reader and astrologer, living and working in Austin, TX. She was introduced to the metaphysical sciences as a studio artist studying body reading in 2009. An infatuation for the last fifteen years, Sister Palm specializes in astro-palmistry for predictive insights and character analysis.