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Art on Tap: Tyson Scholars

Food/Drink Talk/Lecture
Eleven Restaurant Main Galleries

Is there a better drink pairing than great conversation? We don’t think so—so let’s get together and enjoy some Art on Tap!

Join us for a relaxed evening of art, drinks, and discussion with the Tyson Scholars. Meet Ph.D candidates Molly Superfine, Zoë Colón, and Dr. Erika Doss as you get to know fellow art lovers and unwind. We’ll meet in Eleven for drinks and a get-to-know-you chat, then head into the galleries to take a spirited look at the collection and explore the new perspectives offered by the Tyson Scholars’ work. Intended for career critics and amateur aesthetes alike, this event promises to be interesting, inspiring, and just plain fun.

One drink is included with your ticket (non-alcoholic options available). See you there!

People smiling and talking in Eleven
Photo by Ironside Photography / Stephen Ironside.

Tickets are $10 ($5 for members), register online or with Guest Services at 479.657.2335 to reserve your spot today.

About the Tyson Scholars

Molly Superfine is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History & Archaeology at Columbia University. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary arts of the Americas, especially in the United States and Colombia. Superfine’s dissertation examines post-conceptual sculpture, assemblage, and performance through the intersections of critical race, feminist, and haptic theories. Her work has been supported by a Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art and an Ary Stillman Fellowship in Modern Art. Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree at Columbia University, Superfine served as Assistant Director to a Chelsea gallery and held internships at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Superfine received her BA in art history and Spanish from Duke University.

Dr. Erika Doss is an art historian whose multiple books include Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism (1991), Spirit Poles and Flying Pigs: Public Art and Cultural Democracy (1995), Elvis Culture: Fans, Faith, and Image (1999), Looking at Life Magazine (editor, 2001), Memorial Mania: Public Feeling in America (2010), American Art of the 20th-21st Centuries (2017), and Spiritual Moderns: Twentieth-Century American Artists and Religion (forthcoming). The recipient of several Fulbright awards, Doss has held fellowships at the Stanford Humanities Center, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. As a Tyson Scholar of American Art for 2021-22, her research project is titled “Troubling Memorials: American Reckoning with the Stuff of History.”

Zoë Colón is a PhD candidate who studies modern and contemporary Native North American art history at the University of Delaware. Her dissertation, “Beyond-Human Collaboration: Charting Human-Animal Resilience in Modern Native American Art,” will use the lens of Indigenous ecological knowledge and colonial environmental politics to understand Native artworks that interpret human-animal relationships. Zoë’s research has been supported by several institutions, including the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, and the Center for Material Culture Studies. Her article, “Material Absence, Relational Presence: Courtney Leonard’s Breach Series and Whales as Medium,” will appear in the spring 2022 issue of American Art.

About the Tyson Scholars Program

The Tyson Scholars of American Art Program encourages and supports full-time interdisciplinary scholarship that seeks to expand boundaries and traditional categories of investigation into American art and visual and material culture from the colonial period to the present. The program was established in 2012 through a $5 million commitment from the Tyson family and Tyson Foods, Inc. Since its inception, the Tyson Scholars Program has supported the work of 57 scholars, attracting academic professionals in a variety of disciplines nationally and internationally.

Per the CDC’s updated guidelines, we are now requiring all guests ages 2 and up and staff to wear a face covering indoors and while attending outdoor programs, except while eating or drinking. Masks will be available upon entry for those who do not have one. Guests may remove their face covering to eat or drink, and will be socially distanced from guests not in their party.