The New Social Environment#838

Aesthetic Confessions: Texas Gallery

Featuring Fredericka Hunter and Phyllis Tuchman, with Elizabeth Threadgill


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Texas Gallery Managing Partner Fredericka Hunter joins Rail Editor-at-Large Phyllis Tuchman for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Elizabeth Threadgill.

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Fredericka Hunter

Black and white image of Fredericka Hunter
Photo by Robert Mapplethorpe
Born in Galveston, Texas, Fredericka Hunter is the managing partner of Texas Gallery in Houston (1971–present), which exhibits contemporary artists primarily working in New York, Los Angeles, and Texas. Hunter is a cofounder of ARTPIX (1996–present), a nonprofit that produces and publishes DVDs of archival performances. Hunter has previously served on the boards of Trisha Brown Dance Company, New York; Prop Foundation, Missoula, Montana; and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. She is a past president of the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas, and served on its board from 1995 to 2003.

Phyllis Tuchman

Phyllis Tuchman
Critic and art historian Phyllis Tuchman teaches and writes about art, particularly sculpture. She has taught at Williams College, Hunter College, and the School of Visual Arts. She is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Elizabeth Threadgill reading.

Elizabeth Threadgill

Photo of Elizabeth Threadgill
Elizabeth Threadgill holds an MFA in Poetry and a PhD in Developmental Education-Literacy, both from Texas State University. She is from Marfa, Texas, and now lives in upstate New York, where she is an Associate Professor of English at Utica University. Her poetry appears in Crazyhorse, Poet Lore, The Offing, Fugue, Radar Poetry, Small Orange, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.

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