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Studio Visit with Mernet Larsen


Dec 4, 2020 01:41 PM

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Veronica Roberts
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art @Blanton Museum of Art
Veronica Roberts is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin, a position she has held since 2013. At the Blanton, she has curated nationally touring exhibitions Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser and Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, and exhibitions of Vincent Valdez, Donald Moffett, and Charles White (in collaboration with Black Studies at UT), among others. She worked closely with Ellsworth Kelly to help realize the artist’s only building, Austin, a contemplative chapel-like space with three monumental stained glass windows that opened on the Blanton grounds in early 2018. Prior to moving to Austin, Veronica held curatorial positions at MoMA, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum, and served as Director of Research for the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing Catalogue Raisonné. She received her MA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and her BA in art history from Williams College.
Mernet Larsen
Mernet Larsen (b. 1940, Houghton, Michigan) has exhibited extensively since the late 1970s and has been the subject of over thirty solo exhibitions, including Mernet Larsen: The Ordinary, Reoriented, Akron Art Museum, 2019, and Getting Measured: Mernet Larsen, 1957-2017, Tampa Museum of Art, 2017. She has been featured in more than seventy group exhibitions, including presentations at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY and multiple other exhibitions in London and New York. Her work is in numerous collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN and thee Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, among others. Larsen received her BFA from the University of Florida, and her MFA from Indiana University.