Arts Leader Lecture Series

Theaster Gates

The Norton presents notable speakers in the fields of arts and culture to share their wisdom and insight on topics both timely and enduring.


Arts Leader Lecture

In Conversation: Theaster Gates and David Greene

This event has been postponed until further notice.

Theaster Gates creates work that focuses on space theory and land development, sculpture, and performance. Drawing on his training in urban planning and preservation, Gates creates work that focuses on the possibility of the “life within things.” Gates won the Nasher Prize for Sculpture 2018, as well as the Urban Land Institute J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. He is the Lunder Institute Distinguished Visiting Artist and Director of Artist Initiatives at Colby College in Maine. 

Gates is joined by David Greene, President of Colby College, who has undertaken ambitious projects to ensure Colby’s leadership among liberal arts colleges, including the establishment of the Lunder Institute for American Art which supports innovative research and creative production.

To Know: 
This program is part of Arts Leader Lecture Series 
Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Visitor Experience Desk one hour before the presentation. This program takes place in the Stiller Auditorium.
Please Note: Program is subject to change.

The Arts Leader Lecture Series was made possible by the generosity of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Additional lectures were made possible with support from the Gayle and Paul Gross Education Endowment Fund.