A native of New York, Bill Arning, writer, critic, and curator brings more than twenty years experience in the arts to his newly appointed role as the director of the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston. Mr. Arning served as director and chief curator at White Columns Alternative Arts Space in New York for over ten years and was a curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center for 9 years. Deemed the “Cowboy Curator of Contemporary Art”, Bill is known for his support of vibrant and progressive exhibitions such as, America Starts Hereâ€”Ericson and Zieglerâ€”1985-1995 (Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY), AA Bronsonâ€™s Mirror, Mirror, Son et lumiÃ¨re and Sensorium at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. Mr. Arning received his Masters in Art History from Tufts University in Massachusetts and his Bachelors degree from New York University.
This lecture is organized by the Student Art Association