A Conversation with Artist Brad Kahlhamer

Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m.
Bockley Gallery | 2123 21st St., Minneapolis, MN
Free event

New York-based artist Brad Kahlhamer will be joined by M Curator Christopher Atkins for a conversation about Kahlhamer’s work – from painting to sculpture and his ongoing series of sketchbooks. Get a glimpse of his varied body of work, and hear more about this genre-defying artist’s take on the complicated mix of ancestral cultural narratives, personal affinities, and professional experiences that have fueled his creative vision.

This conversation, co-presented by the M and Bockley Gallery, sets the stage for his forthcoming survey exhibition in the M’s new museum facility in 2019: Brad Kahlhamer: A Nation of One. Straddling the realms of contemporary art, pop culture, and Native history, Kahlhamer is an increasingly influential artist on the national stage. He’s had critically acclaimed shows at Reed College, the Joslyn Art Museum, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Jack Shainman Gallery, and elsewhere. The M’s exhibition will be Kahlhamer’s first show in Minnesota.

This event is part of The M Off-Site series of programs happening throughout the Twin Cities, while the M is closed for construction of its new facility.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 

Brad Kahlhamer. Photo by Maggie Shannon.

Brad Kahlhamer, “Spirit Animal,” 2014, acrylic on canvas, 74 x 74 inches framed, 75 3/4 x 75 3/4 x 2 inches framed. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.