Featured Artists & Conversations

Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations

Presented by Toby Devan Lewis

Explore the work of world-renowned artists and curators.
Enjoy stimulating conversations with today’s most influential critics and collectors.

Anderson Ranch’s popular Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations fosters a broader understanding of contemporary art and art making. Featured events include lectures, conversations, panels and Q&A formats. Presentations are focused on artists’ work and topics relevant to the contemporary art community.

Recent participants include Marina Abramovic, Nick Cave, Theaster Gates, Massimiliano Gioni, Steve McQueen, Ron Nagle, Catherine Opie, Anne Pasternak, Lisa Phillips, Arlene Shechet, Frank Stella, Ryan Trecartin, Bill Viola and Kara Walker.

Programs are open to the public and held in Schermer Meeting Hall on the Anderson Ranch campus. Most presentations begin at 12:30 p.m., and seating is limited, so advanced registration is required. Students and faculty are invited to engage with Summer Series speakers during campus receptions and other small gatherings.

For more information about the Summer Series, please call Mary Graham at 970/923-3181 ext. 231.

View Past Summer Series Events

2016 Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations

Titus Kaphar

07/07 Titus Kaphar

Titus Kaphar was born in 1976 in Kalamazoo, Mich. He currently lives and works in New Haven, Conn. and is represented by Jack Shainman gallery...

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Thomas Houseago
Photo credit: Adrian Gaut

07/12 Thomas Houseago

CANCELLED; TO BE RESCHEDULED. Thomas Houseago (b. 1972 in England) lives and works in Los Angeles. He studied in Europe at the Central Saint...

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Jerry Saltz

07/14 Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic, New York Magazine

SOLD OUT! Jerry Saltz is Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine. He is a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism...

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Eleanore De Sole
Photo Credit: Brian Aderer

07/20 Conversation with Eleanore and Domenico De Sole, Moderated by Nancy Magoon, art collector

SOLD OUT! Eleanore De Sole graduated from Tulane University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in psychology. Following graduation, she worked...

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Carrie Mae Weems
Photo Credit: Jerry Kleinberg, 2012

07/21 Carrie Mae Weems

Over the past thirty years Carrie Mae Weems has worked toward developing a complex body of art that has employed photographs, text, fabric, audio,...

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Liza Lou
Photo credit: Nicole LaMotte

07/28 Liza Lou

Born in New York City, Liza Lou emerged in 1996 when her room-size sculpture, Kitchen, was shown at the New Museum in New York. Representing...

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Ann Philbin
Photo Credit: © Catherine Opie

08/02 Ann Philbin, Director of the Hammer Museum, in Conversation with Charles Ray

NATIONAL COUNCIL SPECIAL EVENT. As director of the Hammer Museum at UCLA since January 1999, Ann Philbin has expanded the Hammer’s exhibition...

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Alex Prager
Photo Credit: Sally Peterson

08/04 Conversation with Alex Prager, Moderated by Adam Lerner, Director and Chief Animator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

Alex Prager (b. 1979) is a Los Angeles-based photographer and filmmaker. Prager's elaborately staged scenes tap into a shared cultural memory...

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The Haas Brothers
Photo by Joe Kramm/Courtesy of R & Company

08/11 The Haas Brothers

The Haas Brothers, twins Nikolai and Simon (b. 1984), had a creative upbringing in Austin, Texas, where their opera singer mother, actor brother...

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Summer Series Supporters

National Council Sponsors

Mary and Adam Cherry
Rona and Jeffrey Citrin
Jane and Bob Clark
Eleanore and Domenico De Sole
Marcy and Leo Edelstein
Marilyn and Larry Fields
Barbara Fosco and David Missner
Sharon and John Hoffman
Cynthia Hostetler and Nicholas Ulanov
Soledad and Robert J. Hurst
Pamela Joseph and Robert Brinker
Ann and Tom Korologos
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Magoon
Nedra and Mark Oren
Allen and Kelli Questrom
Sara Ransford
Katie and Amnon Rodan
Dorothy Wildman and Albert Sanford


Additional Support Provided By

Karen and Courtney Lord
Debra and Dennis Scholl