Artist Talk: Jamal Cyrus
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
FREE and open to the public
Presented by Blaffer Art Museum and The University Museum at Texas Southern
Dudley Recital Hall (Across the Fine Arts courtyard from Blaffer Art Museum)
Walk-ins are welcome; space is limited. Please reserve tickets for guaranteed entry.
Can’t make it in person? This talk will be available to watch on YouTube at a later date.
Blaffer Art Museum and The University Museum at Texas Southern invite you to join us for an artist talk by Jamal Cyrus on the occasion of the artist’s career survey exhibition, Jamal Cyrus: The End of My Beginning.
Jamal Cyrus (born 1973, Houston, TX) received his BFA from the University of Houston in 2004 and his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Cyrus has won several awards, most recently the Driskell Prize, awarded by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (2020). He has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions, including Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2020); Front International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH (2018); Direct Message: Art, Language and Power, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (2019); and The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 – Now, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL (2016). Cyrus was also a member of the artist collective Otabenga Jones and Associates. As a member of the collective, he exhibited at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2008); the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC (2008); the Menil Collection, Houston (2007); and the 2006 Whitney Biennial. Jamal Cyrus lives and works in Houston, TX.
This talk will be available to watch on YouTube.
Jamal Cyrus: The End of My Beginning is on view at Blaffer Art Museum through September 26.