Curated Conversations

Since 2007, Erin Jenoa Gilbert has curated conversations with emerging and established artists,

art critics and art historians in an exploration of the social, historical and political influences that inform their artistic practice, artistic process and aesthetic. 

Art Institute of Chicago 
Ralph Ellison: A Biography featuring Dr. Arnold Rampersad
Feb. 7, 2008
A Royal Gala: Opening of Benin Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria  
Jul. 8, 2008
Edo Art and Construction of Memory by Dr. Adepeju Layiwola Lecture and Reception
Sept. 18, 2008
God’s Crucible featuring Dr. David Levering Lewis and Leslie Stahl 
Nov. 1, 2008
Fashioning Black Portraiture featuring Dr. Richard Powell and Dr. Kym Pinder 
Feb 6, 2009
A Force for Change featuring Dr. Richard Powell
 Feb. 7, 2009
Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy: 6th Annual Handy Linsey Lecture and Award Ceremony
Feb 17, 2009
Modern Views featuring Kerry James Marshall's Vignette Suite
May 16, 2009
Entropy featuring James B.Cuno and Bonnie Greer
Jun. 12, 2009
A Conversation with Jonathan Green and Ronne Hartfield
Feb. 26, 2010
Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy: 7th Annual Handy Linsey Lecture and Award Ceremony
Mar. 10, 2010
New Paradigms: How We Influence Art: Dawoud Bey, Theatster Gates and Kehinde Wiley
Apr. 9, 2010
Mattise and the Making of The Morrocans: Stephanie D’Alessandro and Amina Dickerson
May 25, 2010

Legends and Legacy Award Ceremony 2010: Honoring Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs
Oct. 22, 2010

Studio Museum in Harlem


Books & Authors:

Aesthetic of the Cool: Dr. Lowery Stokes Simms and Dr. Robert Farris Thompson

Oct. 20, 2012


Eyeminded: Dr. Kellie Jones in conversation with Hettie Jones

Jan. 26, 2012


By Love Possessed: Lorna Goodison in conversation with Charmaine Valere Sept. 20, 2012


The Artist’s Voice:

The Bearden Project: Dr. David Driskell in conversation with Dr. Adrienne Childs

Jan. 29, 2012


Ishmael Houston- Jones in conversation with Wangechi Mutu and Thomas J. Lax

Feb. 2, 2012


The Bearden Project: Robert Pruitt in conversation with Lauren Haynes

Mar. 1 2012


Ritual. Collected: Jack Whitten in conversation with Naima J. Keith

Mar. 8, 2012


The Bearden Project: Kira Lynn Harris in conversation with Lauren Haynes

Mar. 29, 2012


Thelma Golden in conversation with Leonardo Drew

Apr. 12, 2012


Shift: Jennie C. Jones in conversation with Terrance McKnight

Apr. 26, 2012


Shift: Lorraine O’Grady in conversation with Linda Goode Bryant

May 10, 2012


1865 Cesena Road: Ralph Lemon in conversation with Tim Griffin

May 24, 2012


Caribbean Crossroads: Ebony Patterson in conversation with Dr. Krista Thompson

Jun. 15, 2012


Primary Colors: Njideka Akinuli, Meleko Mgosi,Xaveria Simmons and Lauren Haynes

Jul. 19, 2012


Fore: Thomas Lax, Narcisster, Jacolby Satterwhite and Kenyatta Hinkle

Dec. 15, 2012


Fore: Mythical Creatures: Firelie Baez, Caitlin Cherry, Yashua Klos with Lauren Haynes 

Jan. 10, 2013


Fore: Lost and Found: Cullen Washington, Abigail DeVille , Valerie Piraino with Naima Keith

Feb. 7, 2013


Fore: West Coast Vernacular: Franklin Sirmans, Brenna Youngblood, Sadie Barnette and Noah Davis

Mar. 7, 2013


Stray Light: Elizabeth Alexander in conversation with David Hartt

Mar. 29, 2013



African Metropolitan Architecture:David Adjaye in conversation with Thelma Golden:

Feb. 23, 2012  

Arts, Culture and Philanthropy: Khalil Muhammad, Laveen Naidu, Margarita Aguilar, Thelma Golden:

Jun. 26, 2012


Contemporary Art and Contemporizing History: Thelma Golden and Khalil Muhammad

Oct. 4, 2012


Historicizing Globalism in Caribbean Art, Haiti by Dr. Erica Moiah James

Oct. 12, 2012 


Masking and Performance Art in the Postcolonial Caribbean by Dr. Krista Thompson

Oct. 12, 2012


Curating Carnival? Performance in Contemporary Caribbean Art by Claire Tancons

Oct. 12, 2012


Gordon Parks featuring Thelma Golden and Glenn Ligon

Jan. 24, 2013


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