Object Lesson is a monthly First Friday speaker series that will open wide the cases of the Center’s Museum Collection through the perspectives of individuals from the worlds of art, design, performance, community activism, education, and more, creating fresh dialogues about the Collection and its objects. The series invites the public for an up-close and personal experience in an informal, discursive setting that will encourage exploration of the many treasures in the Collection.
Sarah Darro is a curator of contemporary craft, material culture, and design. She was named the 2019 American Craft Council Emerging Voices Awards Scholar and the 2018 Houston Art Alliance Let Creativity Express Grant recipient. She recently completed a Windgate Curatorial Fellowship at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and a curatorial internship at the Corning Museum of Glass. Darro is a contributor to publications on contemporary craft and decorative arts and has juried international exhibitions. Her intersectional curatorial vision is invested in reinvigorating museum spaces as forums for discourse, innovation, and action.
Object Lesson Schedule:
January 3, 2020 – Sarah Darro, Curator of Contemporary Craft and Design
March 6, 2020 – Aisha Zia Khan, Executive Director and President of Twelve Gates Arts
April 3, 2020 – Alison Printz, Art History Profesor at Tyler School of Art
June 5, 2020 – Ksenia Nouril, Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center