Our inaugural lunchtime lecture series has been extended another year! Cara Manes, Associate Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York, will discuss the six formative years Kelly spent living and working in Paris (1948 to 1954), and the ways in which this important period played a role in his longstanding relationship with MoMA.
This event will take place in our Capitol Room, located across the plaza in our Smith building, and is free with museum admission. Everyone is welcome to bring lunch. Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.
About Kelly &…
Launched in conjunction with the opening of Ellsworth Kelly’s ’Austin’ in 2018, this informal series explores interesting facets of Kelly’s practice, from his service in the Ghost Army during World War II to his postcard collages, a little-known, fascinating body of work. All talks are held on Fridays at 12 noon in the Smith Building Capitol Room and are free with museum admission. You are welcome to bring your lunch.
Funding provided by the M.K. Hage Centennial Visiting Professorship in Fine Arts
IMAGE CREDIT: Ellsworth Kelly with ’Cité’ (upside down) in Paris, 1953. Photograph by Michel Grinberg, courtesy Ellsworth Kelly Studio.