Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free and open to the public
Perspectives on Performance invites Thomas Lax to speak about his work in and on interdisciplinary performance. This new series initiated by Theater, Dance & Media invites prominent artists and academics from different disciplines to campus.
Thomas J. Lax was appointed Associate Curator of Media and Performance Art at the Museum of Modern Art in 2014. For the previous seven years, he worked at The Studio Museum in Harlem, where he organized over a dozen exhibitions as well as numerous screenings, performances and public programs. Thomas is a faculty member at the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts; on the Advisory Committee Vera List Center for Arts and Politics; on the Advisory Committee of Contemporary &; a member of the Catalyst Circle at The Laundromat Project; and on the Advisory Board of Recess. Thomas received his BA from Brown University in Africana Studies and an MA in Modern Art from Columbia University. In 2015, Thomas was awarded the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement.