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Art NOW: Alicia Henry

September 30, 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Join us on Monday, September 30 for Art NOW with Alicia Henry
12-12:50 PM
University of Lethbridge, Recital Hall
 
Alicia Henry (born 1966, Illinois) lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee. Her work has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions at institutions, including the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville (2016); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (2012); the Nashville International Airport (2002); the Cheekwood Museum, Nashville (2000); the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City (1997); and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (1996). She has received numerous awards such as the Joan Mitchel Foundation award, the Ford Foundation Fellowship, the Guggenheim Fellowship and, most recently, the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. A native of Illinois, Henry received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA at Yale University at the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Henry is currently a professor of art at Fisk University in Nashville, one of the oldest Black universities in the United States.
 
With special thanks to the Thrall family for lending a work to the exhibition and hosting curatorial and artist site visits in the creation of this exhibition, and their legacy of supporting the McIntyre Ranch Project at SAAG.
 
The SAAG is proud to be a partner of the University of Lethbridge’s Art NOW lecture series. Encompassing presentations by artists, curators, art historians, filmmakers, and gallerists, Art NOW is one of the largest and longest running programs in the country, having hosted more than 700 presenters over more than four decades.
 
Supported by the Canada Council, the course offers presentations by artists, art historians, curators, theorists and critics. Up to three different speakers per week, representing a wide range of contemporary practices, discuss their art, ideas, working methods, and issues in the visual arts. With about 30 speakers per semester, Art NOW is an amazing resource for anyone interested in contemporary art. Best of all, the lectures are open to the public - everyone is welcome!
 
The SAAG contributes to the diverse spectrum of presenters by recommending our roster of contemporary practicing artists as guests.

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