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Art & Dialogue: Houston Public Program with Catherine Morris

Catherine Morris is the Sackler Family Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum where, since 2009, she has curated numerous exhibitions including Agitprop! (co-curated with Saisha Grayson, Stephanie Weissberg, and Jess Wilcox) Judith Scott-Bound and Unbound (co-curated with Matthew Higgs, and currently on view at the Aspen Art Museum) Chicago in L.A: Judy Chicago’s Early Work, 1963-1974 (with Saisha Grayson) and Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art (with Vincent Bonin). She has worked on exhibitions and curatorial projects with Marilyn Minter, Zanele Muholi, Suzanne Lacy, Matthew Buckingham, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith and Rachel Kneebone and produced historical exhibitions such as Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry’s Letter to The LadderNewspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913-1919, and Healing the Wounds of War: The Brooklyn Sanity Fair of 1864. Previously an independent curator, Morris organized, among other projects, Decoys, Complexes and Triggers: Women and Land Art in the 1970s at SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York; 9 Evenings Reconsidered: Art, Theatre and Engineering, 1966 for the List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and two exhibitions, Gloria: Another Look at Feminist Art of the 1970s and Food at White Columns, New York.

She recently co-curated the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-1985, with Rujeko Hockley, which opened at the Brooklyn Museum in March 2017 and recently travelled to the California African American Museum.

The Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston awards residencies to exceptional, highly motivated visual artists and critical writers who have completed their undergraduate or graduate training and are working to develop a sustainable practice. Established in 1982, the Core artist residencies encourage intensive and innovative studio practice. The Core critical studies residencies, added in 1998, broaden the scope of the critical dialogue that is central to the practices of all Core residents and provide an opportunity for writers to pursue independent curatorial and writing projects. Residents participate in a yearlong seminar and engage with a wide range of leading artists, critics, curators, and art historians who are invited to meet individually with the residents, lead group seminars, and deliver public lectures. The residency term lasts nine months, from September to May; residents receive a stipend and studio or office space. Each spring the program mounts an exhibition of work produced during the current residency term, which is accompanied by a publication whose purpose is to document the work of all the residents.

Art & Dialogue and Artadia’s programs in Houston are made possible thanks to the generosity of The Brown Foundation, Houston Arts Alliance, The Houston Endowment, Artadia’s Board of Directors and Council members, and many individuals throughout the country.