Artist Talk / Ryan McGinley and Lyle Ashton Harris

Stiller Auditorium

Join Lauren Richman, William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography at the Norton Museum of art, as she hosts a conversation with Ryan McGinley and Lyle Ashton Harris. 

Ryan McGinley’s career began with photographing his friends and peers: self-proclaimed outsiders like skateboarders, club kids, graffiti artists, queer-identified youths, and indie musicians. In 2003, at the age of 25, he was the youngest artist to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art. McGinley’s work has evolved from making documentary photographs to more stylized scenes with models during cross-country road trips. McGinley has had solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York; Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam; and the Daelim Museum, Seoul, among others. His work can be found in the public collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; the Guggenheim, New York; the National Portrait Gallery, DC; the Whitney Museum, among others. McGinley is based in New York.

Lyle Ashton Harris has cultivated a diverse artistic practice ranging from photography and collage to installation and performance art. His work explores intersections between the personal and the political, examining the impact of ethnicity, gender, and desire on the contemporary social and cultural dynamic. His work is included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and has been exhibited internationally as well as in the Venice Biennale, the Bienal de São Paulo, among many others. He was the 2014 recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize from the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2016. Harris’s multimedia installation Once (Now) Again, was included in the 78th Whitney Biennial and an artist monograph titled Today I Shall Judge Nothing That Occurs was published by Aperture in 2017. The artist currently lives and works in New York City and is an Associate Professor of Art at New York University.


Seating is limited; online registration required.

Cost: Museum Admission / Members FREE

Support for this program was provided by the Gayle and Paul Gross Education Endowment Fund.