State of the Art: A Discussion on Art Criticism Organized by Gulf Coast

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 6:30pm
2421 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

This event presented in partnership with Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature & Fine Arts, in celebration of the release of their Summer/Fall 2019 issue. Enjoy a curated selection of books, both fiction and nonfiction, alongside the panel.

Maura Callahan, winner of the Toni Beauchamp Prize; Natalie Dupêcher of the Menil Collection; and Rebecca Matalon of the CAMH will be in conversation about the current state of art criticism. This panel will be moderated by Natilee Harren, from the University of Houston.

More about our panelists:

Maura Callahan is a writer, critic, and editor born and based in Baltimore, Maryland, previously serving as the performing arts editor at the Baltimore City Paper and as the deputy editor and arts editor at the Baltimore Beat. Find her on Twitter and Instagram and in old places.

Dupêcher serves as the Menil Collection’s assistant curator of modern art. She received her PhD from Princeton University. Previously, she has been a research fellow at MoMA.

Rebecca Matalon serves as curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in Texas. She was formerly assistant curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Professor Natilee Harren, an art historian and practicing critic, specializes in modern and contemporary art history and theory from 1900 to the present with a particular focus on experimental, interdisciplinary practices after 1960.