Vicki Meek

Vicki Meek, artist, Dallas

Moderated by Nancy E. Edwards, curator of European art / head of academic services

 

What does the art of the past mean to the artist of the present? In this ongoing program, moderated by Kimbell staff, artists and architects discuss works in the museum’s collection, share the special insights of the practicing professional, and relate older art to contemporary artistic concerns, including their own.

Selected as the 2021 Texas Artist of the Year by Art League of Houston, Dallas-based artist Vicki Meek is nationally recognized as an artist, curator, writer, organizer, and arts advocate. Her recent multimedia installations involve the reclamation of lost memory as she investigates her African roots and ancestral spiritual practices. Exploring cultural memory and social issues, Meek’s installations support collective healing and prompt dialogue about forgotten, neglected histories and identities.

 

Header image credit: Standing Oba, Edo, late 18th century, bronze; Vicki Meek, Stony the Road We Trod (detail of installation at Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas), 2021, mixed media

 

Please note that this event is now online. 

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