BAM Lecture with Allison Glenn

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 // 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.


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Allison Glenn joins MOCA for the first BAM, Black Art Matters, lecture series highlighting Black culture, representation, and history.

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About this event

Allison Glenn is Senior Curator and Director of Public Art at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, where she provides senior leadership for CAMH’s curatorial team, encompassing exhibitions, public projects, and artist-driven initiatives in the public realm; both within and beyond the walls of the Museum. Glenn is deeply invested in working closely with artists to develop ideas, artworks, and exhibitions that respond to and transform our understanding of the world. Recently, she received substantial critical and community praise for her curatorial work in the groundbreaking exhibition at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky titled Promise, Witness, Remembrance.

During her three and a half year tenure at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Glenn shaped how public sculpture activates and engages the museum’s 120-acres of Ozark woods with outdoor exhibitions, solo artist projects, and loans, working with Rashid Johnson, Sarah Braman, Sam Falls, Odili Donald Odita, Jessica Stockholder, George Sanchez-Calderon, Bethany Collins, and more. She was a member of the curatorial team for State of the Art 2020, which opened simultaneously at Crystal Bridges and the Momentary. In addition, she spearheaded the adaptation of Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal... (2020) at Crystal Bridges, the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s work, organized by the Portland Art Museum.

BAM, MOCA's Black Art Matters lecture series, highlights Black culture, representation, and history through talks by noted curators, artists, and historians.

Photo Credit: Promise, Witness, Remembrance exhibition photography by Xavier Burrell. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

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