Artist Talks & Panels

Artist Talks & Panels

Cultural critics, theorists, and other experts in dialogue with practicing artists, the Museum’s talks and panels explore the work of visual artists of African and Latino descent through conversation, performance, and dynamic response.

Artists on Artists
Artists on Artists
is an in-gallery program that invites contemporary artists to respond to artworks on view with a focus on form and process. Through guided observation of select artworks, visitors hear from artists working across a diversity of media as they explore their own connections to—and interpretations of—impactful works, reflecting on other artist’s use of materials, techniques, and gestures.

In Conversation
In Conversation puts exhibiting artists and curators in dialogue with scholars and cultural producers from related areas outside of contemporary art to discuss the thematic undercurrents of the exhibition. Each panel brings together unique perspectives to discuss art as it relates to other areas of cultural study—drawing in non-traditional art audiences, celebrating intersectionality, and exploring new areas of interdisciplinary practice.

The Artist's Voice
The Museum’s longstanding program The Artist’s Voice invites exhibiting artists to present and discuss their works on view in the context of their broader art practice. These conversations, often moderated by the exhibition’s curator, explore the full scope of their exhibition, discussing influences, experiences, and key decisions leading up to the exhibition.

The Lea K. Green Artist Talk
The Annual Lea K. Green Artist Talk brings together exceptional artists and cultural luminaries for critical dialogues on art and society. With honorees ranging from Carrie Mae Weems to Jordan Casteel, the program acknowledges the significant contribution of artists to both the Museum’s life and the field of contemporary art. The program is named after Lea K. Green, the Museum’s Director of Special Projects from 2006 until 2011. It is with Lea’s incredible service to and love of the Studio Museum in mind that her family and friends established the Lea K. Green Memorial Fund, which supports this program honoring Lea’s incredible legacy. Click here or more information and to donate to the Lea K. Green Memorial Fund.

Adult Programs




Join an interdisciplinary group of artists, thinkers, activists, academics, and community leaders as they explore the role of culture in a changing America. Two main tracks feature keynote...