This program pairs a visiting critic with two McKnight Visual Artist Fellows and offers attendees an opportunity to learn more about the fellowship recipients as well as how their work intersects with broader contemporary art ideas and concerns.

Upcoming McKnight Visual Artist Discussion Series 2020 
with the 2018 fellows

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
    Minneapolis Institute of Art, Pillsbury Auditorium (free, but ticketed):

    Emily Liebert in conversation with Jim Denomie and Chris Larson (Video)
  • Friday, February 7, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
    MCAD, Auditorium 150:

    Catherine Morris in conversation with Hend Al-Mansour and Jovan C. Speller (Video)
  • Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
    Online discussion, join via Zoom (link)

    Russ White in conversation with Sean Connaughty and Shanai Matteson
  • CANCELED/POSTPONED - Thursday, May 7, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
    MCAD, Auditorium 150:
    Ruba Katrib in conversation with Alison Hiltner and Mohamud Mumin 

Past McKnight Visual Artist Discussion Series

2017 Fellows

2016 Fellows

2015 Fellows

2014 Fellows

This activity is generously supported by the McKnight Foundation.


For more information about the discussion series please contact Kerry Morgan, director of gallery and exhibition programs, at 612.874.3667 or