Arturo Herrera, TU Alum, to Talk at Philbrook

Monday, September 16, 2013

HerreraPhilbrook Museum of Art and The School of Art at The University of Tulsa are partnering to host international art star and University of Tulsa graduate Arturo Herrera on Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the Patti Johnson Wilson Hall at the main Philbrook facility (2727 S. Rockford Road). Herrera will explore his artistic process, career, and more during his talk before taking questions from the audience

Lauren Ross, The Nancy E. Meinig Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, prominently features Herrara’s work, Door, in the lower-level gallery at Philbrook Downtown.

Utilizing fragments of imagery borrowed from popular culture, Herrera creates collages, felt sculptures, and wall paintings that lie on the shifting border between legibility and abstraction. Born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1959, Herrera received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tulsa and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has exhibited widely in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe. Herrera's large-scale 2009 work, Door is now on view in the Meinig Gallery on the lower level of the recently opened Philbrook satellite facility, Philbrook Downtown. He currently lives and works in Berlin.

This event is free with Museum admission; Museum admission is free for Philbrook Members, University of Tulsa students, faculty, and staff, (with valid identification) and youth 17 and younger. Adult admission is $9, while senior citizens and students cost $7.50. Guests purchasing admission at the main campus may visit Philbrook Downtown on the same day with no additional fee. 

For more information about this event, or the exhibition Opening Abstraction, visit or call 918-749-7941.


Mary Whitney