Arning is a Contemporary art advisor based in Houston, Texas. From 2009-2018 he was the director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston where he organized solo exhibitions on Mark Flood, Marc Swanson, Melanie Smith, Matthew Day Jackson, and the late Stan VanDerBeek. Upcoming commercial exhibitions include Stonewall 50/50 at 1969 Gallery in New York, Paulina Peavy at Andrew Edlin Gallery, Mark Flood/sam Jablon at Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami and Texas Extravagant Drawing at Fiendish Plots, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Previously, Arning was curator at MIT’s List Visual Arts Center (2000–2009), curating shows on AA Bronson, Cerith Wyn Evans, and Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler. From 1985 to 1996, Arning was director of White Columns in New York, where he organized groundbreaking first solo shows for artists such as John Currin, Marilyn Minter, Andres Serrano, Richard Phillips, Cady Noland, and Jim Hodges. His writing has appeared in Artforum, Apollo, Art in America, Out, and Parkett.
The Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series is underwritten by the Hixson-Lied Endowment, with additional support from other sources. The program brings notable artists, scholars and designers to the University of Nebraska; enhancing the education of our students and enriching the culture of the state by providing a way for the public to interact with luminaries in the fields of art, art history and design. All lectures in this series are free and open to the public.
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