Our top five picks for the next five days: arts and culture events in the Southwest.
Society for the Performing Arts / Houston
Saturday, February 6, 7:30 pm CST
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky examines D.W. Griffith’s infamous silent film The Birth of a Nation, remixing it with contemporary art and his own original score, performed by the Kronos Quartet. Miller recontextualizes the film in a moral framework, drawing striking parallels between socio-political conflicts in America during Griffith’s era and today.
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Santa Fe
Tuesday, February 9, 5:30-7 pm MST
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum presents a class on using watercolor painting techniques to create a landscape. Discuss O’Keeffe’s watercolor landscapes, explore the techniques used, and learn how you can apply those to create your own artwork. All levels of experience are welcome.
Denver Art Museum / Denver
On view through April 11, 2021
Senga Nengudi: Topologies is composed of more than seventy abstract and conceptual artworks by the internationally recognized artist, a prominent figure of the 1970s Black American avant-garde and Black Arts Movement. The exhibition is available to view in person and online with additional engagement materials including a reading list, videos, and more.
Museum of Contemporary Art / Tucson
Thursday, February 4, 6 pm MST
Join MOCA Tuscon for a thought-provoking Zoom discussion on the role of museums and artists in addressing some of the most urgent issues of our time, with special emphasis on two upcoming MOCA exhibiting artists, rafa esparza and Cecilia Vicuña.
Nevada Museum of Art / Reno
Tuesday, February 9, 6-7:30 pm PST
Join Nevada Museum of Art for an online book club to discuss Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, in anticipation of their upcoming exhibition Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement. This meeting will discuss the first half of the book.