Currently Closed
Marvin Touré
the blood is the water.
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Deep, Deep Woods
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Isla Hansen
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Andrea Peña
States of Transmutation
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Asim Waqif
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Friday, March 29th 2024

After Hours: Marvin Touré

Visit with artist Marvin Touré from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM to discuss his solo exhibition  the blood is the water., on view at 1414 Monterey St. Touré will tour his exhibition with members, followed by a discussion between Touré and Exhibitions Director Danny Bracken surrounding the process of the exhibition coming together. 

Drinks and light bites will be provided.

About Marvin Touré 

Marvin Touré is an Ivorian-American interdisciplinary artist who uses fictional narratives and the objects of innocence as a vehicle to interrogate themes of love, loss, and memory. In 2014 he received a B.A. in New Media Arts with a minor in Architecture from Southern Polytechnic State University (now Kennesaw State University) in Marietta, Georgia. In 2016 he received an M.F.A. in Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. Marvin has also completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2016), the Franconia Sculpture Park (2018), and SVA MFA Fine Arts’s Life on an Island on Governors Island, New York (2019).

His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at The AC Institute in New York City (2018), and Haul gallery in Brooklyn, New York (2019 & 2021). In 2020 he was awarded both a Black Artist Fund grant and the Peter S. Reed Foundation grant for Mixed Media/Sculpture. Marvin was also awarded one of two 20th anniversary commissions for the I-Park Foundation’s 2021 Site-Responsive Art Biennale (East Haddam, CT) and was named the inaugural artist-in-residence at Alma|Lewis located in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Read more about the blood is the water. here. 

Parking: Main Building parking lot (505 Jacksonia St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212), free street parking is also available around the campus.

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March 29th, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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