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Upcoming Events and Lectures

MoFA is excited to announce that our public programs will be hosted in the digital space this spring! These events are free and open to the public. Please register up until the time of the event to receive the link to attend.

Spring Virtual Lecture Series

The Museum of Fine Arts is excited to announce a series of guest lectures co-sponsored by the Department of Art and the Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies (MCHS) program in the Department of Art History. These events, which will all be conducted online, are free and open to the public. Each speaker utilizes diverse approaches to their creative practice, leading discussions that are vital to the arts. 

A Conversation with Nigel Poor & Earlonne Woods from Ear Hustle

February 4, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. EST

General registration opens on January 21st.

On Thursday, February 4th at 6:00 p.m. join us for a conversation between Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods, hosts of Ear Hustle.

We are proud to welcome the creators of the internationally acclaimed podcast Ear Hustle, the first podcast created and produced in prison, featuring stories of the daily realities of life inside California’s San Quentin State Prison, shared by those living it. Co-founded by San Francisco Bay Area artist Nigel Poor alongside Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams — who were incarcerated at the time — the podcast now tells stories from both inside prison and from the outside, post-incarceration. In 2020, Ear Hustle was named a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in audio reporting — the first time the category was recognized — for bringing audiences “a consistently surprising and beautifully crafted series on life behind bars.”

Artist Talk: Hank Willis Thomas

February 18, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. EST

General registration opens on February 4th.

On Thursday, February 18th we invite you to a virtual talk featuring conceptual artist and activist Hank Willis Thomas.

Hank Willis Thomas is an internationally renowned conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to perspective, identity, commodity, media, and popular culture. His photographs, sculptures, videos, and public art projects confront histories of inequality and injustice through common visual language. His work has been shown and collected by nearly every major museum in the United States, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, the Whitney, and the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Artist Talk: Wendy Red Star in Conversation with Jordan Amirkhani

March 11, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. EST

General registration opens on February 25th.

On March 11th at 6:00 p.m., you are invited to a conversation between artist Wendy Red Star and curator Dr. Jordan Amirkhani.

Wendy Red Star uses photography, performance, fiber arts, and video to recast and interrogate historical narratives. Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, she draws upon deep research in archives to re-examine primary source photographs and cultural heritage. Her work has been shown and collected by the Met, MASS MoCA, the Portland Museum of Art, and the St. Louis Museum of Art. She guest-edited Aperture’s September 2020 issue on Native American photography.

Jordan Amirkhani‘s research and writing reflect her commitment to intersectional feminist critique and the contextualization of issues of gender, class, and race within the development of European and American art from the nineteenth century to the present. She is a regular contributor to Daily Serving, Artforum, and Burnaway, and serves as a Professorial Lecturer in Art History at American University in Washington, DC.

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MoFA’s Spring Virtual Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Council on Culture and Arts (COCA), the Knight Foundation, the Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies (MCHS) Program in the Department of Art History, and the Department of Art.