Public Program

On Drawing: Renee Gladman

The poet, novelist, and artist Renee Gladman joins the Menil Drawing Institute Assistant Curator Kelly Montana for a talk exploring how and why Gladman’s recent turn to drawing emerged from a long-established writing practice.

About the artist:

Renee Gladman is a writer and artist preoccupied with crossings, thresholds, and geographies as they play out at the intersections of poetry, prose, drawing and architecture. She is the author of thirteen published works, including a cycle of novels about the city-state Ravicka and its inhabitants, the Ravickians—Event Factory (2010), The Ravickians (2011), Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge (2013), and Houses of Ravicka (2017)—as well as Calamities, a collection of linked auto-essays on the intersections of writing, drawing, and community, which won the 2017 CLMP Firecracker Award for Creative Non-Fiction. Her drawings have been collected in Prose Architectures (2017), One Long Black Sentence (2020), and Plans for Sentences (2022). She has been awarded fellowships, artist grants, and residencies from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Lannan Foundation, among others.

About the series:

On Drawing is an initiative of the Menil Drawing Institute. Each year, several programs address topics ranging from the history, theory, criticism, and materiality of drawing. Leading academics, curators, and experts in the field are invited to participate alongside Menil curators and conservators.

Attending the program:

This program takes place in the Menil Drawing Institute, located at 1412 W. Main St. Further information regarding accessibility and parking can be found here. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration is not required, please sign up below to receive a reminder email on the day of the program.

Please note: Masks are requested at this program.