September 28, 2017

Core Residency Program public lecture series 2017–18

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH)

2017/18 Core fellows. Top row: Devin Kenny, Elizabeth Webb, Yue Nakayama, Ruslana Lichtzier, Shana Hoehn, Kate Green. Bottom: Maria Bang Espersen, Zuqiang Peng, Felipe Steinberg, Laura Wellen. Photo: the Core Program.

Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Audrey Jones Beck Building Mezzanine
​American General Conference Room

The Core Program’s public lecture series presents a wide range of distinguished artists, critics, curators and art historians. In addition to delivering lectures, visitors engage with Core residents in individual meetings and group discussions.

October 19, 2017: Massa Lemu (artist and critic)

November 9, 2017: Krista Thompson (critic)

December 14, 2017: Anne Ellegood (curator), co-presented with the Artadia Art & Dialogue program

February 8, 2018: Emily Jacir (artist)

April 12, 2018: Yesomi Umolu (critic)

April 26, 2018: Mequitta Ahuja (artist)

May 10, 2018: Stan Douglas (artist)

All events are free of charge and open to the public. All are held at:

American General Conference Room, Audrey Jones Beck Building Mezzanine, Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Established in 1982, the Core Program awards residencies to exceptional, highly motivated visual artists and critical writers who are working to develop a sustainable practice. Residents participate in a yearlong seminar and engage with a wide range of distinguished artists, critics, curators and art historians who are invited to meet individually with the residents, lead group seminars, and deliver public lectures. Each spring the program mounts an exhibition of work produced during the current residency term, which is accompanied by a publication to which the critical studies residents contribute essays based on their original research. Each resident receives a stipend and studio or office space.

Applications for 2018–19 residencies are due April 1, 2018. For instructions and more information, visit

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