February 16, 2016

Lecture series:“Till Now: Contemporary Art in Context”

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston

Daniela Antelo (MFA 2015), Untitled (Drawing) (still), 2014. Live performance, dimensions vary. Photo: Teresa Munisteri.

Till Now: Contemporary Art in Context is a speaker series hosted by the University of Houston School of Art and the Blaffer Art Museum that brings together leading voices in the field of contemporary art. Internationally recognized scholars, critics, and artists will investigate the idea of the contemporary as both a temporal and aesthetic framework to deepen our critical understanding about how we situate current artistic practice. Invited speakers also participate in seminar discussions and/or studio visits with UH students.

“Till Now” spring 2016 speakers

Julia Bryan-Wilson
“Louise Nevelson’s Domesticity”
February 18, 6:30pm

Darby English
“Abstraction in Defense of Society”
March 3, 6:30pm

Suzanne Hudson
“Agnes Martin, Night Sea Journey”
April 19, 6:30pm

“Till Now” fall 2015 speakers 

Claire Bishop
“Déjà Vu: Contemporary Art and the Ghosts of Modernism”

Allan DeSouza
“Now/here: The Present as an Entanglement of Absences”

Katy Siegel
“‘The Heroine Paint': After Frankenthaler”

All lectures are held in the Fine Arts Building at the University of Houston and are free and open to the public.

Funding for “Till Now: Contemporary Art in Context” is generously provided by an Innovation Grant from the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston.


About the University of Houston School of Art
The University of Houston offers graduate degrees in Art History and Studio Art, with MFA concentrations in Painting, Photography/Digital Media, Sculpture, Graphic Design, and Interdisciplinary Practices and Emerging Forms (IPEF). Our MA in Art History program focuses on curatorial and critical practices alongside a firm grounding in art historical scholarship. Our renowned faculty of artists and art historians work together with institutions in the city of Houston, including the Menil Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Project Row Houses, to offer paid internship opportunities and integrate the dynamic resources available on campus through the Blaffer Art Museum and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. All students have access to dedicated curatorial spaces for course or thesis-related projects. Applications are due February 1 each year.


Fore more information, contact Rex Koontz, Director: [email protected]



“Till Now: Contemporary Art in Context” lecture series at University of Houston School of Art

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