April 9-Panel discussion with representatives of Triple Canopy, Cabinet, and Pastelegram
February 26-Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History, Texas Christian University
February 19-Dr. Beatriz Rodríguez Balanta, Assistant Professor of Art History, Southern Methodist University
Jenny Holzer is internationally recognized for her daring approach to public art and her dramatic site-specific installations in galleries and museums. Since the mid-1970s, Holzer has used language as her primary means of expression, delivering various statements and stories through a wide range of media. Beginning with inexpensively printed posters, Holzer’s art has steadily evolved in sophistication, expanding into a lexicon that includes advertising billboards, radio, television, clothing, and the medium she is most associated with—the electronic sign.
The Graduate Student Lectureship Program provides local art and art history graduate students the opportunity to research and present public lectures on works on view at the Modern. These focused gallery talks discuss artworks within a thematic framework designed to provide new insights on familiar pieces, special exhibitions, and new acquisitions. After close observation, rigorous research, and original analysis, students each design an interactive tour that fosters discussion with visitors in the galleries.