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James McAnally on Counterpublic

Friday, September 29, 2023 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Steinberg Hall, Steinberg Auditorium
Steinberg Hall, St. Louis, MO

Founder and Artistic Director James McAnally (he/him) will discuss Counterpublic, a triennial civic exhibition that weaves contemporary art into the life of St. Louis.

Free and open to the public. This event is also part of the NCAA 50th Annual Conference hosted by WashU’s Sam Fox School.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts


Arts & Culture



Event Contact

Livia Xandersmith

Speaker Information

James McAnally (he/him) is the founder and artistic director of Counterpublic, a triennial civic exhibition that weaves contemporary art into the life of St. Louis. McAnally is the co-founder and executive director of The Luminary, an expansive platform for art, thought, and action based in St. Louis, as well as the co-founder and editor of MARCH: a journal of art and strategy (formerly Temporary Art Review). He also serves as a founding member and chairperson of Common Field, a national network of artist organizations and organizers.

McAnally has presented exhibitions, talks and lectures at venues such as the Walker Art Center, Queens Museum, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation with Ballroom Marfa, The Contemporary, Baltimore, and has served as a visual arts panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Capital, Joan Mitchell Foundation and numerous other fellowships. His publications are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Brooklyn Museum, Getty Research Institute and more and published in Art in AmericaHyperallergicArt Journal, and others. McAnally is a recipient of the Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for Short-Form Writing.

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