Michael Ray Charles Reception and Q&A

Join Landmarks to celebrate the opening of Michael Ray Charles' new work, (Forever Free) Ideas, Languages and Conversations. Suspended in the atrium of the Gordon-White Building, the sculpture features hundreds of crutches assembled into interconnected forms. A Q&A with the artist will be followed by a reception with music, food and drinks.

The Michael Ray Charles opening Q&A and reception is sponsored by Landmarks in collaboration with the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE), the Office of the Vice President for University Operations, the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, and the African and African Diaspora Studies Department (AADS).

WHEN:  Thursday, 15 October 2015

5:30 p.m. – Public Q&A with the artist and art historian Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw in T.S. Painter Hall

6:30 p.m. – Celebratory reception in the Gordon-White Building


Public Q&A

The University of Texas at Austin

T.S. Painter Hall (PAI), Auditorium 3.02

24th Street and University Avenue

103 W. 24th Street, Austin, TX 78705


The University of Texas at Austin

Gordon-White Building (GWB)

24th Street and Whitis Avenue

210 W. 24th Street, Austin, TX 78712

Parking is available at the San Antonio Garage, the 27th Street Garage and along E. Dean Keeton Street. See parking locations.

Q&A is free and open to the public. Space is limited.

The RSVP deadline has expired. Guests may still register on site the day of the event.


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Wooden crutches combined into a spoke pattern