Artist Talk: Lorraine O’Grady


Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 6:00pm


Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, in conjunction with UNESCO’s International Year of Light.
Free admission. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.

In connection with her exhibition, Lorraine O’Grady: Where Margins Become Centers, on view from October 29, 2015 through January 10, 2016 at Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the artist will discuss her rich and critically engaged practice.

O’Grady’s installations, performances, and texts address issues of diaspora, hybridity, and black female subjectivity. The New York Times has called her “one of the most interesting American conceptual artists around.” Her landmark performance Mlle Bourgeoise Noire was an entry point into WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution (Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 2007), the first-ever museum exhibition of this major art movement.

O’Grady’s work has recently been exhibited at MoMA PS1, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, and is represented not only in the Harvard Art Museums collections but also in the collections of MoMA, the Art Institute of Chicago, LACMA, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, among many others.

Complimentary parking available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge.