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Lecture
Oct 04, 2016

Merris’ sensibility is as organic and fluid as it is rigorous, as filled with wonder as it is informed by a sense of scientific reason, and it consistently navigates between such positions, seeing them not as oppositional, but naturally and intimately connected.

Dean Daderko, 2014

Lecture
Oct 11, 2016

Ryan McGinness' approach to art and the art world is sardonic yet earnest, a mature version of the rebellious ethos that defined his youth in 90s skate culture. He’s soft-spoken and very tall, a gentle giant from Virginia Beach, long and far away from his current space on the top floor of a six-story former factory in New York's Chinatown. Beckett Mufson, “Ryan McGinness Thinks You’re Looking at Art Wrong,” The Creators Project, April 22, 2016

October 11
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Lecture
Oct 18, 2016

Roberto de Leon and Ross Primmer take a native approach with their practice—no matter the location. David Sokol, “Locally Sourced,” Cultured Magazine, June/July 2015

October 18
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Lecture
Oct 25, 2016

Unlike most famous artists, KAWS has something few in visual art actually enjoy: rabid fans who wait on line for days just to see what his latest project will be. What makes this even more noteworthy is that he himself is a fan, subject to the same process of collecting stuff as a way of constructing one's identity as the kids around the globe who fetishize his work.

Carlo McCormick, Paper Magazine, November 4, 2013

October 25
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Lecture
Nov 10, 2016

Educator Programs
Modern Connections presents Stephen Lapthisophon
November 10, 7 pm

Lecture
Nov 15, 2016

November 15
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Lorna Simpson
Since the beginning of her career in the mid-1980s, Lorna Simpson has been well known for her conceptual photographs and videos that challenge historical and preconceived views of racial and sexual identity. The artist will speak on the occasion of FOCUS: Lorna Simpson, the first museum exhibition to feature the artist’s large-scale acrylic, ink, and silkscreened paintings.

Lecture
Nov 30, 2016

Wednesday, November 30; 7 pm

The lecture begins at 7 pm in the Museum's auditorium. Seating begins at 5:15 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentation will be shown in Café Modern for 100 additional guests.

This event is for ticketholders only. The Museum will not be open to the public.