Past Events

Traction: Art Talk with Glenn Ligon, January 15 Photo by Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Traction: Art Talk with Glenn Ligon, January 15

Glenn Ligon is one of the most celebrated American artists of his generation. Throughout his career, Ligon has pursued an incisive exploration of American history, literature, and society across a body of work that builds critically on the legacies of modern painting and more recent conceptual art.

Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), December 4 Aliah Darke, In Passing V2, Still
Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), December 4

Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is an international program of evening gatherings that bring artists, scientists, and scholars together for informal presentations and conversations. Join us at 6:30 for a reception followed at 7 p.m. with presentations by Peter Weiss-Penzias, A. M.

Guided Tour of Collective Museum, November 17 Collective Museum, 2018
Guided Tour of Collective Museum, November 17

 Collective Museum

Traction: Art Talk with Carolina Caycedo, November 13 Carolina Caycedo, Serpent River Book, Extract
Traction: Art Talk with Carolina Caycedo, November 13

Join the Institute of the Arts and Sciences for TRACTION: Art Talk, featuring ecologically-engaged artist Carolina Caycedo.

Ursula Biemann Film Screenings, November 6 Ursula Biemann, Acoustic Ocean, 2018
Ursula Biemann Film Screenings, November 6

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences and the Center for Creative Ecologies presents: Ursula Biemann's Geomorphic Videos.

Traction: Art Talk with Andrea Fraser, October 30 Andrea Fraser, Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk 1989
Traction: Art Talk with Andrea Fraser, October 30

Internationally renowned artist Andrea Fraser's work has been identified with performance, feminism, and institutional critique.

The Cosmopolitics of Forest Law Revisited: A Conversation with Marisol de la Cadena and T.J. Demos, October 9 Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares, Forest Law, 2014, Multi-channel video installation and photo-text assemblage.
The Cosmopolitics of Forest Law Revisited: A Conversation with Marisol de la Cadena and T.J. Demos, October 9

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences and the Center for Creative Ecologies presents: The Cosmopolitics of Forest Law Revisited: A Conversation with Marisol de la Cadena and T.J. Demos.

Macarena Gómez-Barris, "The Occupied Forest and Future Archives," October 4 Francisco Huichaqueo, Mencer: Ni Pewma, 2011, film still.
Macarena Gómez-Barris, "The Occupied Forest and Future Archives," October 4

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences and the Center for Creative Ecologies presents: Macarena Gómez-Barris, "The Occupied Forest and Future Archives"

Opening Reception for Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares' Forest Law, October 3 Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares, Forest Law, 2014, Multi-channel video installation and photo-text assemblage.
Opening Reception for Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares' Forest Law, October 3

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery and the Center for Creative Ecologies, is proud to announce the opening reception for Forest Law, an exhibition by artist-researcher Ursula Biemann and architect Paulo Tavares.

Traction: Art Talk with Angela Melitopoulos, May 30 Angela Melitopoulos, Crossings, 2017, video and sound installation, installation view, Giesshaus (University of Kassel), Kassel, documenta 14
Traction: Art Talk with Angela Melitopoulos, May 30

For this Traction: Art Talk, internationally renowned artist Angela Melitopoulos will introduce and screen a two-screen presentation of Crossings (2017), first presented at dOCUMENTA 14.