Nari Ward, We the People, 2011. Shoelaces, 96 × 324 in (243.8 × 594.4 cm). In collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. Collection Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Gift of the Speed Contemporary, 2016.1. © The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Join art historian Abbe Schriber for a special gallery talk on the exhibition “Nari Ward: We the People.”
Outside the Box offers gallery-based talks given by a variety of guest speakers over the course of a season. In this series, lecturers with diverse backgrounds and affinities will address the New Museum’s exhibition “Nari Ward: We the People” in forty-five- to sixty-minute presentations taking place in the Museum’s galleries. Emphasizing the Museum’s strong commitment to new art and new ideas, Outside the Box Gallery Talks are open to the public and are intended to provide participants with multidisciplinary perspectives on New Museum exhibitions. To this end, lecturers will speak about the exhibition or themes emergent in Ward’s works from the various positions they occupy—be they academic, artistic, personal, political, or otherwise. With their distinct individual relationships to the artist and works on view, lecturers will engage in rich investigations that will illuminate and probe the Museum’s current exhibition program.
Gallery talks are free with paid Museum admission, but attendance is limited. Gallery admission must be purchased in order to reserve a spot. Members can reserve here. Students and seniors can RSVP by email for discounted admission.
Abbe Schriber is an art historian and PhD candidate at Columbia University, where her research focuses on African-American art and art of the African diaspora, particularly of the 1970s and 1980s. Schriber’s writing has appeared in Texte zur Kunst, Artforum, Art in America, and the Brooklyn Rail, and in catalogues for the Museum of Modern Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem.