Small School presents Jen Delos Reyes

This event is part of the Small School fall visiting artist lecture series at the NCMA.

About the lecturer
Jen Delos Reyes is an artist, educator, writer, farmer, and radical community arts organizer. She divides her time between Chicago, where she is the founder of Garbage Hill Farm, and Ithaca, New York, where she is an associate professor of art at Cornell University. Delos Reyes worked within Portland State University from 2008 to 2014 to create the first flexible-residency art and social practice MFA program in the US and devised a curriculum that focused on place, engagement, and dialogue. From 2015 to 2022, she was the associate director of the School of Art and Art History of the University of Illinois, where she taught in the departments of Art and Museum and Exhibition Studies.

Delos Reyes founded and directed Open Engagement, an international annual conference on socially engaged art that was active between 2007 and 2019. She is the author of I’m Going to Live the Life I Sing About in My Song: How Artists Make and Live Lives of Meaning, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Public Engagement but Were Afraid to Ask, and Defiantly Optimistic: Turning Up in a World on Fire.

Image: Courtesy of Jen Delos Reyes


Apr 18, 2024


6:00 PM


Free with registration


East Building, SECU Auditorium

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(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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