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Howardena Pindell in Conversation at the Rose Art Museum

  • Rose Art Museum 415 South Street Waltham, MA, 02453 United States (map)
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Join us during opening weekend of Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen for a conversation with the artist. Celebrating the final stop of her major touring retrospective, the Rose Art Museum will host Pindell and exhibition co-curators Naomi Beckwith (Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago) and Valerie Cassel Oliver (Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, VMFA). They will be joined by Caitlin Rubin, Assistant Curator at the Rose Art Museum.

Free + open to the public
Location: Pollack Auditorium at Brandeis (located next to the Rose)


About the Artist
Howardena Pindell (b. Philadelphia, 1943) has explored the intersection of art and activism for more than five decades. As an artist, curator, and teacher, she has challenged the staid traditions of the art world and asserted her place in its history, both as a woman and one of African descent. Trained as a painter at Boston University and Yale University, Pindell has used unconventional materials such as glitter, talcum powder, sewing thread, and perfume to expand the boundaries of the rigid tradition of painting practice. The work she has created since 1979, when a car accident left her with short-term amnesia, expands upon this experimental formal language to confront a wide range of subjects, from the personal and diaristic to the social and political.

Pindell's work has been featured in many landmark museum exhibitions and is in the permanent collection of major museums across the globe. The artist, who lives and works in New York City, is a full professor at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, where she has taught since 1979.

Earlier Event: January 29
Jim Skuldt at Boston University
Later Event: February 5
Troy Michie at Boston University