Each spring, as part of the 20+ year Viewpoint Lecture Series, the department hosts a pair of leading art critics or curators for lectures, critiques, and seminars during three interactions with the UT Austin campus community over the course of the semester.
This year, the UT Department of Art and Art History invites Anne Ellegood and Thomas J. Lax. To view the full semester-long schedule, please visit our 2021 series announcement.
Please note that in order to ensure timeliness of confirmation emails with updated Zoom link information, this registration link expires at 12pm noon on February 24, 2021, the day of the event. Those who have registered for the event during this timeframe will receive an email an hour before the event with Zoom information. For those that have not, please email Jill Velez for late registration. This talk will also be recorded for our UT students, faculty, and staff who are unable to attend this week.
Thomas J. Lax is Curator of Media and Performance at MoMA (NY) where he is currently preparing the exhibition Just Above Midtown: 1974 to the Present with Linda Goode Bryant. He also worked with colleagues across MoMA on a major rehang of the museum’s collection and organized Unfinished Conversations. Previously, he worked at the Studio Museum in Harlem.
Thomas is on the board of Danspace Project and the Jerome Foundation and teaches at Wesleyan University’s Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance. He is on the advisory committees of organizations including Contemporary And, The Laundromat Project, Participant Inc., and Recess Assembly.