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10:00 am5:00 pm
Paul A. Smith: Standing In

The Blaffer Art Museum is proud to present the exhibition Standing In by Jamaica-born, New York-based artist Paul Anthony Smith who makes photo-based works that push back against the medium’s inherently predatory dimensions while simultaneously introducing a network of added layers to navigate.

10:00 am5:00 pm
Leslie Martinez: The Secrecy of Water

The Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston is proud to present the first solo museum exhibition of work by the Dallas-based artist Leslie Martinez.

Martinez (they/them/their) creates immersive, spellbinding paintings that explore ideas of place, climate, landscape, and personhood through unconventional methods of applying and interlaying various materials, textures, and hues on canvas. Their signature style of abstract painting features viscerally tactile and spatial atmospheres created with physical ingredients like fabric rags, recycled clothing, and crushed stone that reveal discordant visual intersections of destruction and emergence.

10:00 am5:00 pm
Jacolby Satterwhite: We Are In Hell When We Hurt Each Other

For over a decade, Jacolby Satterwhite has used 3D animation, sculpture, performance, painting, and photography to create fantastical, labyrinthine universes. Exploring the themes of public space, the body, ritual, and community, Satterwhite draws from an extensive set of references guided by queer theory, Modernist tropes, and video game languages to challenge conventions of Western art through a personal and political lens. An equally significant influence is his late mother, Patricia Satterwhite, who lived with schizophrenia and made ethereal vocal recordings as well as drawings and diagrams for visionary household products throughout Satterwhite’s childhood. His mother’s work often serves as the source material within a decidedly complex structure of memory and mythology.

12:00 pm1:00 pm
UH Day of Remembrance 2023

The UH Day of Remembrance is historically held the first Tuesday in March each year to honor our Cougar Family – students, faculty, staff, alumni & friends of the University – that have passed in the previous calendar year.

1:00 pm3:00 pm
School of Art Talk- Natasha Bowdoin

Natasha Bowdoin’s work pushes the boundaries between drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. Known for her cut paper, collage-based work, and site-responsive installations, she investigates the potential intersections of the visual and the literary, channeling the experience of reading into the activity of drawing, while reimagining our relationship to the natural world.

2:30 pm4:00 pm
Regional Security Challenges: Cooperation Perspectives and Economic Potential

Several regional and global challenges, such as global food shortages and energy issues, have arisen in the wake of the war in Ukraine. 

Ambassador Khazar Ibrahim, Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to the US, will provide regional perspectives on these and related issues during his visit to the University of Houston.

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5:00 pm7:00 pm
Interfaith Dialogue Dinner

An open discussion about faith, values, and spirituality. All UH students are welcomed to attend. Free Dinner provided!

5:00 pm7:30 pm
A Tale of Two Cities: The Scales of Literary History and the Ends of Comparison

This talk will use Niqula al-Haddad’s 1910 Arabic translation of American author Ignatius Donnelly’s 1890 speculative dystopia Caesar’s Column: a Tale of the Twentieth Century to explore different ways of thinking about the objects and ends of comparative method in relation to the literary archive. I’m especially interested in how scalar inquiry allows the reader to gather the incommensurable geographies and temporalities of (post)colonial historiography into flexible and productive relationships between people, texts and social movements that unsettle dominant liberal/national paradigms of history-making.

6:00 pm
Why Didn’t We Know?! The Forgotten History of the Colored Conventions and 19th-Century Black Political Organizing

Dr. P. Gabrielle Foreman will be in town to present a lecture entitled Why Didn’t We Know?! –The Forgotten History of the Colored Conventions and 19th-Century Black Political Organizing. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 7th at 6pm in the Kyle Morrow Room within the Fondren Library at Rice University. It is open to the public. Co-sponsored by UH’s Department of African American Studies and Rice’s Department of History.

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6:30 pm7:30 pm
Artist Talk Paul Anthony Smith

Artist Talk by Paul Anthony Smith.
5:00pm-6:30pm Extended Museum Hours
6:30pm-7:30pm Artist Talk and Q&A
Gerald D. Hines Architecture Auditorium