IMAGE: Rodney McMillian, Untitled (neighbors) (still), 2017. Single-channel video, color, sound. Edition of 3, 2 AP. Running time: 19:04, loop. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin, with funds provided by the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize. Artwork © Rodney McMillian. Courtesy the artist, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, and Maccarone, New York. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Colin Doyle.

Talk: Dancing Behind the Curtain

Meet three of the cloaked dancers featured in Rodney McMillian’s video Untitled (Neighbors)—Edward Carr, James Fuller, and Jordan Moser—as they share their experiences performing for the camera, in this conversation with Ballet Austin artistic director Stephen Mills.

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IMAGE: Rodney McMillian.

Rodney McMillian in Conversation

Hear from Rodney McMillian, the inaugural winner of the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize, about his exhibition Against a Civic Death. Chief Curator Heather Pesanti joins McMillian to talk about his art.

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IMAGE: Rodney McMillian, Untitled (neighbors) (still), 2017. Single-channel video, color, sound. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin, with funds provided by the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize. Artwork © Rodney McMillian. Image courtesy the artist, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, and Maccarone, New York.

Open for Discussion

Come together to view Rodney McMillian’s timely exhibition Against a Civic Death, then take part in a conversation about art, politics, and race with Chris Tomlinson, journalist, filmmaker, and author based in Austin.

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IMAGE: Rodney McMillian, Untitled (neighbors) (still), 2017. Single-channel video, color, sound. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin, with funds provided by the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize. Artwork © Rodney McMillian. Image courtesy the artist, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, and Maccarone, New York.

Open for Discussion

Come together to view Rodney McMillian’s timely exhibition Against a Civic Death, then take part in a conversation about art, politics, and race led by Benjamin Yiapan, a first-generation American born in Austin, full-time student, and member of Black Lives Matter Austin leadership.

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IMAGE: Beth Cavener, The Sanguine 2 (The Rabbit), 2010. Stoneware, paint, and mixed media. 50 x 32 x 44 inches. Courtesy the artist.

Visiting Ceramic Artist Beth Cavener: Public Talk

Known for her dynamic, emotionally charged animal and human figures, the Art School’s 2018 Visiting Ceramic Artist, Beth Cavener, will discuss her inspirations, body of work, and unusual method of working “solid” on a monumental scale.

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IMAGE: Rodney McMillian, Untitled (neighbors) (still), 2017. Single-channel video, color, sound. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin, with funds provided by the Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize. Artwork © Rodney McMillian. Image courtesy the artist, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, and Maccarone, New York.

Open for Discussion

Come together to view Rodney McMillian’s timely exhibition Against a Civic Death, then take part in a conversation about art, politics, and race with Chas Moore, founder of the Austin Justice Coalition.

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