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In Conversation | Theaster Gates with Charonda Johnson and Hesse McGraw, moderated by Ryan N. Dennis

May 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Join artist Theaster Gates alongside Ryan N. Dennis, Charonda Johnson, and Hesse McGraw, for a lively conversation about the exhibition, Theaster Gates: The Gift and The Renege, Gates’s artistic process, how he amplifies Black spaces, and how art can catalyze urban transformation. They will also discuss the impacts of the Rebirth in Action initiative. Gates’s exhibition on view at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) features large-scale tar paintings, sculptures, and installations that highlight the seen and unseen dynamics of Freedmen’s Town in Houston’s Fourth Ward.

Theaster Gates: The Gift and The Renege was developed throughout the planning and engagement process of Rebirth in Action in partnership with Houston Freedmen’s Town Conservancy. The exhibition is organized by Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and co-curated by Ryan N. Dennis, Senior Curator and Director of Public Initiatives, and Hesse McGraw, Executive Director.

Ticket Information
This event is free to attend, but RSVPs are encouraged. Tickets for the general public will be available Friday, May 10, 2024 at 12PM CST.

Space and seating are limited. We recommend arriving as early as 3PM to find a seat. Even if you have RSVP’d, your seat will be released at 3:15PM.

If your plans have changed and you need to release your ticket please contact fcleveland@camh.org.

This program will have seating available on a first-come basis. Please reach out to ytorres@camh.org if there are specific accessibility requests.


Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH)
5216 Montrose
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Houston Cultural District
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