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 Danielle A. Jackson and Jay Sanders. To view the full semester-long schedule, please visit our 2023 series announcement.

Danielle A. Jackson is Curator at Artists Space, New York. Recent projects at Artists Space include Milford Graves: Fundamental Frequency, Yasunao Tone: Region of Paramedia, and Las Nietas de Nonó: Posibles Escenarios Vol. 1 LNN. Jackson was formerly the Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Media and Performance at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) where she worked on "member:Pope.L, 1978-2001" and "Modern Dance: Ralph Lemon." Preceding her work at MoMA, Jackson was a Mellon Interdisciplinary Arts Fellow at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, where she co-edited the online publication Living Collections Catalogue Volume IV: Creative Black Music.

Jay Sanders is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of Artists Space. Recent exhibitions include Attention Line, Jack Smith: Art Crust of Spiritual Oasis, and Unholding. He was previously a curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art where he organized Calder: Hypermobility (2017), Laura Poitras: Astra Noise (2016), Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama-Manhattan, 1970-1980 (2013), and the 2012 Whitney Biennial (with Elisabeth Sussman) along with the performance retrospectives Open Plan: Cecil Taylor (2016), DANCE NOISE: Don't Look Back (2015), and Takehisa Kosugi: Music Expanded (2015). He was gallery director of Greene Naftali from 2005-2010. Sanders has organized numerous exhibitions, concerts, film series, and events over the past two decades. 

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