Programs and Events

Nick Hennies: Psalms

Saturday, July 31 / 2 & 4 pm
Clowes Gallery in Wood Pavilion

Enjoy the sounds of percussionist and composer Nick Hennies as he performs music from his forthcoming album, Psalms, as well as Objects, a new work dedicated to the exhibition Tara Donovan: Untitled and composed especially for this installation. Drawing connections to Donovan’s work, Hennies’ piece makes seemingly familiar sounds become strange and new. Austin, Texas-based Hennies is interested in redefining and repurposing the role of common percussion instruments through repetition, meditation, and immersion. He performs with The Weird Weeds, the Austin New Music Co-op and as a soloist.
This performance is included with Tara Donovan: Untitled exhibition admission.

Tara Donovan: Untitled Opening Reception

Thursday, April 1 / 7:30-9:30 pm
Pulliam Great Hall
$20 Public / Free Members; tickets required / Tickets and Information

Attend an exclusive preview and celebration of this extraordinary exhibition highlighting MacArthur Genius Award-winner Tara Donovan’s layered landscape-like installations made from common everyday materials, such as plastic cups, tar paper, cut electrical cable, pencils and Elmer’s glue. Cash bar and refreshments will be available.

Member Preview Day for Tara Donovan: Untitled

Saturday, April 3 / 12 - 5 pm
Free IMA Members / Information

Be among the first to explore Tara Donovan: Untitled during the exclusive Members Opening Day. All IMA members are invited to celebrate with special discounts and tours available throughout the day.

Educator Sneak Peek: Tara Donovan: Untitled

Thursday, April 8 / 5 - 8 pm
Registration 4:30pm
Educators only, please / RSVP or request more information

Educators of all subject areas and grade levels are invited to the IMA for an evening of insight, activities, and hors d’oeuvres. Tour the Tara Donovan: Untitled exhibition, listen as curators and conservators discuss contemporary art conservation, participate in hands-on activities you can bring back to your classroom, browse a selection of discounted books from the IMA library, and join us for a reception. RSVP to the Senior Coordinator of School Services by April 1. Educators only, please.

The Care & Feeding of Contemporary Art: Panel Discussion on Tara Donovan: Untitled

Thursday, April 8 / 5 - 7 pm
Tobias Theater, IMA
FREE; no ticket required

Hear a two-part panel discussion featuring special guest Jill Sterrett, Director of Conservation and Collections at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA); Lisa Freiman, IMA Chair of the Department of Contemporary Art; Richard McCoy, IMA Associate Conservator of Objects & Variable Art; and Greg Smith, IMA Senior Conservation Scientist.

Part 1 / 5 pm
The panelists discuss the roles of staff members in the selecting, displaying and caretaking of contemporary art.

Part 2 / 6 pm
Hear in more detail about the process of commissioning new artworks, the complexities of working with installation art, and the long-term care of contemporary artworks.

Special Exhibition Tours: Tara Donovan: Untitled

Selected days beginning April 4 (April 3 for IMA Members) / 3 pm
Meet at exhibition entrance
Tour included with price of exhibition ticket
$8 Public / FREE IMA Members
Check the Tara Donovan Public Tour Dates to see when tours are available

The IMA will offer docent-led tours of the special exhibition Tara Donovan: Untitled, on selected days from April 3 - July 31.