Visiting Artist: Fred Wilson


6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Columbus College of Art & Design

60 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 224-9101


What happens when an artist takes back the curatorial power of cultural institutions and rewrites the accepted narrative? Fred Wilson has built his 40-year career on this notion. He visits the Canzani Center Auditorium to discuss his work. Wilson's landmark Mining the Museum (1992-1993) exhibition at the Maryland Historical Society saw him choose objects from the museum's collection and install them in provocative tableaux - a Ku Klux Klan hood in an Edwardian baby carriage, for instance - to challenge the institutional narrative of the black American experience. He's continued along that trajectory, often employing found objects to communicate his messages. Wilson will talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Canzani Center Auditorium at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave.). The event is part of the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit