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Talk, Lecture, & Reading

CAMH provides a space and platform for lectures, talks, and conversations on any and all topics related to our current exhibitions. Hear directly from the artist, get the perspective of an art historian, learn more about the musical connections to an exhibition, and more. Check our calendar to see the innovative thinkers, curators, designers, artists, musicians, and professors we have invited to share their work and stories. Some of CAMH’s on-going programs include:

In Conversation with Annabeth Rosen and Valerie Cassel Oliver, 2017. Photo by Casey K. Betts.

In Conversation

In Conversation is a gallery talk or a lecture with an artist and curator about a current exhibition. This program provides a unique and vital opportunity to hear directly from the artist about their work and process. For more information about our In Conversation series check our calendar.

Art At Noon with Rex Koontz and Natilee Harren at CAMH, 2017. Photo by Casey K. Betts.

Art at Noon

Art at Noon is a short gallery talk followed by a light lunch. Local curators, artists, musicians, and other experts are invited to CAMH to share a new perspective on a specific exhibition. Past speakers have included curator Clint Willour, Ryan Dennis of Project Row Houses, MFAH Contemporary Curator Alison De Lima Greene, and licensed clinical social worker Tony Aucoin. For upcoming programs in our Art at Noon series check our calendar.

20Hertz: Maria Chavez presents Revisiting Those Words: Failed Attempt as Material on Thursday, March 17, 2016. Video Still. Video by Ronald L. Jones.


20Hertz is a lecture series conceived around the themes of musical influences in everyday life. Artists, musicians, and all-around creatives are invited to share the music that has influenced them in their life and work. Some programs have included a short performance. Past speakers have included Jason Moran, Mydolls, Jana Hunter, Maria Chavez, and Flash Gordon Parks.

In Conversation: Artist Angel Otero with Senior Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver