Pacesetters in American Art and Culture

March 25, 2010
Panel Discussion

Kimberly Davenport, Director, Rice Gallery
Tyler Green, Art Critic, Modern Art Notes
Sedrick Huckaby, Artist and Art Professor, University of Texas at Arlington

Join us for a panel discussion featuring individuals who found success in the visual arts as young adults, and discover how they continue to keep the creative process alive as their careers progress. This program also includes a look at artists featured in the exhibition American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art who excelled at a young age, including Stuart Davis and Jacob Lawrence. A reception follows the program.

Admission is free, but because seating is limited, reservations are required. Call 817.989.5030 or e-mail to register.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Kimberly Davenport has been director of the Rice University Art Gallery since 1994; she developed the vision and artistic direction for the gallery and has served as its curator. Prior to her position at Rice, Davenport worked as a muralist for an urban restoration effort in Baltimore, served as curator of contemporary art at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and earned a graduate degree in divinity from Yale University.

Tyler Green is the editor and writer of the widely acclaimed visual arts blog Modern Art Notes. In addition to managing his blog and contributing regularly to numerous magazines and op-ed pages, Green has served as an art critic for Artnet Magazine and Bloomberg News, regularly lectures about art, and was named by the Washington Post in 2008 as one of fourteen young and influential cultural figures active in Washington, D.C.

Sedrick Huckaby studied art at Boston University and Yale University and is the recipient of several awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship. Huckaby’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina; and the African American Museum in Dallas, among others. Huckaby is a professor of art at the University of Texas at Arlington and is represented by Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden in Dallas.

03/25/2010 6:00pm 03/25/2010 7:00pm Pacesetters in American Art and Culture Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public