The McKnight Visual Artists Fellowships is a highly competitive program that identifies talented Minnesota visual artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit and who are at a career stage that is beyond emerging. Each year the program supports established artists by providing unrestricted awards of $25,000 that can help an artist set aside time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of an opportunity, or work on a new project.
In addition to the cash award, the fellows invite six nationally recognized critics into their studios for in-depth conversations on their work. Four of the critics return to participate in the public panel discussion that pairs one critic with two McKnight Visual Artist Fellows.
McKnight Visual Artist Discussion Series Schedule
- Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Mia, Emily Liebert, curator of contemporary art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, in conversation with Jim Denomie and Chris Larson
- Friday, February 7, 2020 at MCAD, Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, in conversation with Hend Al-Mansour and Jovan C. Speller
- Friday, March 27, 2020 at Mia, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator at the New Museum, in conversation with Sean Connaughty and Shanai Matteson
- Thursday, May 7, 2020 at MCAD, Ruba Katrib, curator at MOMA PS1, in conversation with Alison Hiltner and Mohamud Mumin
The discussion series is co-presented with the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Fellowships are generously funded by the McKnight Foundation and administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
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