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Silver Memorial Lecture: Hilton Als

October 26, 2017, 6:15 – 8 pm
RISD Auditorium
  • Hilton Als (credit Brigitte Lacombe)

Photography by Brigitte Lacombe

Pulitzer Prize winning writer and cultural critic Hilton Als, chief theater critic for The New Yorker, presents the Gail Silver Memorial Lecture.

Limited seating; reservations required. Free.

Students: RISD Student reservations are available starting 10/6. Check your email for the registration link or email jlangfor@risd.edu

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Hilton Als began contributing to The New Yorker in 1989. He became a staff writer in 1994, theatre critic in 2002, and lead theater critic in 2012. Before coming to The New Yorker, Als was a staff writer for the Village Voice and an editor-at-large at Vibe. Als’ most recent book, White Girls, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2014, discusses various narratives of race and gender. In 2017 Als won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. In 2015, he collaborated with the artist Celia Paul to create “Desdemona for Celia by Hilton,” an exhibition for the Metropolitan Opera’s Gallery Met. In 2016, his debut art show “One Man Show: Holly, Candy, Bobbie and the Rest” opened at the Artist’s Institute. Als was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from RISD in 2016. In 2017 he curated “Alice Neel, Uptown” at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City. Als is an associate professor of writing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and has taught at Yale University, Wesleyan, and Smith College. He lives in New York City.

Endowed in 1974 by her family and friends, the Gail Silver Memorial Lecture at the RISD Museum is open to the public.

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