Texas Talks Art series to feature 50 artists, 50 curators


Get ready for a whole lotta talking about Texas art.

A consortium of museums and non-profit arts space across the Lone Star State are launching Texas Talks Art, a weekly series 30-minute lunchtime talks. featuring 50 Texas artists and artist collectives in conversation with 50 Texas curators.

Each free, virtual talk will take place on Tuesday at 12 p.m. CST, and will be recorded and archived.

The series begins Jan. 5 with El Paso artist Zeke Peña in conversation with Kerry Doyle of Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, The University of Texas at El Paso.

Texas Talks Art emerged from informal conversations among a handful of museum curators about how to collaborate and support artists during and beyond the pandemic.

The organizers are Vivian Li of the Dallas Museum of Art, Rebecca Matalon of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Daisy Nam of Ballroom Marfa, Veronica Roberts of the Blanton Museum of Art, and MacKenzie Stevens of the University of Texas Visual Arts Center.

“We are thrilled that institutions big and small jumped at the chance to showcase the extraordinary talent of Texas artists in this unprecedented statewide collaboration,” the organizers said in a press statement. “The 30-minute lunchtime format was conceived in true Texas fashion to offer casual and intimate introductions to some of the most creative producers in our state.”

For the list of upcoming programs visit texastalksart.org.

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