Public Program

Artist Talk: Marcia Kure

Artist Marcia Kure will join Assistant Curator Kelly Montana for a conversation held in conjunction with the display of her monumental work, NETWORK, commissioned by the Menil—the third in an ongoing series of ephemeral wall drawings in the entry space of the Menil Drawing Institute. Kure will share insight into the process of creating this new work, as well as discuss her multidisciplinary practice, which explores a wide range of concepts, including colonial legacies and diasporic identities.

Join us for live music by Heaven Mozart outdoors after the talk. West African food from Dibi Rapide will be available for purchase.

As always, Menil programs are free and open to all.

About the artist:

Kure was born in Nigeria and trained under the founding members of the Nsukka School, a group of artists and faculty members associated with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Her work is held in the collections of the British Museum, London; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; among others. She lives and works in Princeton, New Jersey, and Abuja and Kaduna, Nigeria.

Attending the program:

The talk will take place at the Menil Drawing Institute at 1412 West Main Street. Music and food will be available outdoors after the talk. Picnic blankets are encouraged for seating on the lawn. Menil green space policies apply.

Further information regarding accessibility and parking can be found here. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.