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Artist Conversation: Renée Stout

March 12, 2021
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Join the Ackland Art Museum for a conversation between artist Renée Stout and the Ackland’s Lauren Turner, assistant curator for the collection. Stout’s work Ogun (1995) is part of the Museum’s permanent collection and will be featured in the digital Close Looks project. In this free public conversation, they’ll revisit Ogun twenty-five years on, using the work to explore Stout’s artistic trajectory, including the state of her current projects.

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Renée Stout was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1980 and has been based in Washington, DC since 1985. Originally trained as painter, Stout’s oeuvre has evolved to include mixed media sculpture, photography and installations. She is the recipient of many awards, including a 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art and most recently, the 2020 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Award and a Virginia A. Groot Foundation Award. She has shown nationally and internationally, and her work is in several national and international public and private collections.

Black and white photograph of artist Renée Stout

Renée Stout, photograph by Grace Roselli