Addressing issues in contemporary art and museum theory, Dr. Kellie Jones is a scholar of African American and Latin American artists. She has worked as a curator for over two decades and has more than twenty-five major national and international exhibitions to her credit. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University and her writings have appeared in numerous exhibition catalogues and journals. Her book, EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art has been named one of the top art books of 2011 by Publishers Weekly.

Reflecting Jones’s curatorial sensibility, this collection is structured as a dialogue between her writings and works by her parents, her sister Lisa Jones, and her husband Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr.. EyeMinded offers a glimpse into the family conversation that has shaped and sustained Jones, insight into the development of her critical and curatorial vision, and a survey of some of the most important figures in contemporary art. A brief Q&A will follow the reading and lecture.


Date: Saturday, July 14

Time: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Place: McColl Center for Visual Arts (721 N. Tryon St.)

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