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

Friday, March 6 / 7pm

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 
This program takes place during Art After Dark. A weekly event that features different programming every Friday evening from 5pm – 10pm, free.
Admission to this lecture is free, free tickets are available at the Visitor Experience Desk one hour before the the presentation begins on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please Note: Program is subject to change.

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