KSMoCA Lecture Series Fall 2020

2020-21 Artist Residency + Lecture Series at KSMoCA

Portrait collage of the eight Fall 2020 KSMoCA lecture series speakers


During the 2020–21 school year, the King School Museum of Contemporary Art (KSMoCA) is hosting a virtual artist residency program that will continue its ongoing, immersive arts programming with K-5th grade students at Martin Luther King Jr. School. Through this program, invited artists-in-residence will develop and present artworks made in collaboration with cohorts of elementary school students. These works and images of their collaborative process will be featured in a printed publication at the end of the residency. Artists-in-Residence will also give public, live-broadcast artist talks on a rotating schedule throughout the year.

Virtual Artist Lecture Series – Thursdays at 10am

KSMoCA hosts a free, virtual artist lecture series designed for elementary school students, their families, and members of the public of all ages. Lectures take place each Thursday at 10am Pacific time.

  • View the lecture schedule here
  • Join the livestream on the KSMoCA YouTube channel here

Fall Lectures

  • October 1 – Paula Wilson
  • October 8 – Intisar Abioto
  • October 15 – Soheila Azadi
  • October 22 – Spencer Garland (BRENDA ARTS)
  • October 29 – Artist Michael Bernard Stevenson Jr (Afro Contemporary Art Class)
  • November 5 – Lucia Monge
  • November 12 – RECESS! (Kim Sutherland and Jordan Rosenblum)
  • November 19 – Illia Yakovenko (KSMoCA’s International Acquisition Committee)

About KSMoCA

The Martin School Museum of Contemporary Art (KSMoCA) is a contemporary art museum and social practice project inside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School, a public elementary school in NE Portland, OR. Founded in 2014 by Portland State University professors and artists Lisa Jarrett and Harrell Fletcher, KSMoCA connects public school students with internationally renowned artists through collaborative workshops, exhibitions, artists lectures and site-specific commissions. KSMoCA’s programs are developed in partnership with the Dr. MLK Jr. School community, PSU’s School of Art + Design faculty and students, PSU's MFA in Art and Social Practice program, and renowned contemporary artists. 

Students learn through experience about museum practices by participating in KSMoCA as curators, preparators, artists, gallerists, writers, and docents. The project reimagines how museums, public schools, and universities can work together to shift culture and perspectives by creating radical intersections for sharing resources across organizations.

For more information, visit ksmoca.com