Diverse Discourse Lecture and Studio Visit Series

Diverse Discourse brings national curators, artistic directors, and critics to Houston to present a free public lecture and conduct studio visits with selected Houston-area artists, performers, and writers.  Diverse Discourse provides a significant opportunity for area artists in all disciplines to have their work reviewed by a variety of distinguished arts professionals, fostering a cultural exchange across the nation between artists and cultural producers.


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2016-17 Diverse Discourse Schedule

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:30 pm, MATCHBOX 4
Dominic Willsdon, Leanne and George Roberts Curator of Education, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Studio Visit Application Deadline: Monday, October 24, 2016

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:30 pm, MATCHBOX 4
Claudia La Rocco,  poet, critic, and performer, San Francisco
Studio Visit Application Deadline: Monday, March 20, 2017

Past Lecturers

Naomi Beckwith, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Dan Byers, The Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Carnegie Museum of Art

Xandra Eden, Executive Director & Chief Curator, DiverseWorks (former Curator of Exhibitions, Weatherspoon Art Museum)

Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Curator of Contemporary Art, Coleccíon Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York, NY and Caracas, Venezuela

Hesse McGraw, Vice President for Education and Public Programs
San Francisco Art Institute

Thomas Lax, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Angela Mattox, Artistic Director, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA)

Diana Nawi, Associate Curator, Pérez Art Museum, Miami

Chris Sharp, Independent Curator, Writer, and Critic, Mexico City

Astria Suparak, Independent Curator

Stacy Switzer, Artistic Director, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO