Top: Lyle Ashton Harris, Miss America (detail), 1987/1988, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, anonymous gift © Lyle Ashton Harris; Bottom: Collier Schorr, The First Lady (Diplomat's Room, Rihanna, 20 Minutes) (detail), 2016, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, The William T. Hillman Fund for Photography © Collier Schorr, courtesy 303 Gallery, New York.

American Landscape: 20/20 Artists in Conversation

CMOA Theater

Free Event


On the occasion of the exhibition 20/20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art, join participating artists Abigail DeVille, Jon Kessler and Kori Newkirk for a discussion at CMOA.

These three artists chart the physical and social landscapes of America in the exhibition. DeVille’s installations accumulate found materials from specific places to address forgotten stories. Kessler’s kinetic sculptures focus on the unique aspects of urban settings, often emphasizing humans’ curiosity to look, watch, and surveil. Newkirk’s signature beaded curtains, which blur the lines between sculpture and painting, compose both built and natural landscapes from strung multicolored pony beads and braided hair. Co-curators Eric Crosby, Carnegie Museum of Art, and Amanda Hunt, The Studio Museum in Harlem, will moderate the public conversation.