Curator’s Talk with Lise Ragbir and Eddie Chambers

May 6, 2021 1:00 PM


Free with Registration

Join us for a conversation where curator Lise Ragbir will be in conversation with Eddie Chambers about the Art Galleries at Black Studies’ latest show, Collecting Black Studies: the Exhibition

Springing from the recent publication Collecting Black Studies: The Art of Material Culture, the exhibition centers itself around four themes penned by Professor of Art History Eddie Chambers—abstraction, identity, resistance, and transition— that contextualize a selection of artwork pulled from the greater collection. These themes weave together the 20+ artists on view and act as studies into the artwork on view, from the mixed media work of Austin-based art Christina Coleman to the lithographs of Howardena Pindell. Together, these artists speak to Black Studies’ growing mission, and to Texas’ own growing arts scene and beyond.

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Please add your information to register for the virtual curator talk and conversation between Lise Ragbir and Eddie Chambers on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 1 pm central time. In order to ensure the timeliness of confirmation emails with Zoom link information, this registration link expires at 5 pm central time on May 5, 2021. Those who have registered for the event during this timeframe will receive an email from the Department of Art and Art History with Zoom information the day before the event. Please contact Jill Velez at for assistance.  

Eddie Chambers joined the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin in 2010, teaching African Diaspora art history. His articles and other texts have been published in magazines and journals such as Third Text (London) and Art Papers (Atlanta).

Lise Ragbir is a writer and curator. Her essays about immigration, race and culture have appeared in The Guardian, TIME and USA Today, among others. She was born and raised in Montreal, and now makes her home in Austin, Texas. 

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