Artist Talk + Reception

An Afternoon with Jayson Musson

October 21, 2022
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Director of Photography Drew Saracco (foreground) watches as Jayson Musson (center) performs as “Jay” and Kathleen Kim and Leila Ghaznavi puppeteer the “Cool Popes.” Jayson Musson, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, “His History of Art,” 2022. Photo credit: Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Join FWM Artist-in-Residence Jayson Musson at his alma mater for this special artist talk and reception. Musson, a 2011 Penn MFA Grad, will speak about his artistic practice and current exhibition His History of Art—the culmination of his residency at FWM. Penn will also celebrate the installation of Musson’s sculpture Sculptural Allegory for a Specific Cultural Sphere, 2014, in the Annenberg Lobby, the newest addition to the University of Pennsylvania Art Collection. A free public reception will follow at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery.

This event is organized with The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation, University of Pennsylvania’s Office of the Curator as part of Arts & Homecoming, an annual celebration of the arts at Penn.

Organized in conjunction with Jayson Musson: His History of Art.

Event Information

October 21, 2022
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Annenberg Center (Arts Lounge)
University of Pennsylvania
3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

$5.00 Public | Free for FWM Members, Students, and the Penn community


About the Participants

Jayson Scott Musson was born in the Bronx, NY in 1977. He received a BFA in photography from University of the Arts and an MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania, both in Philadelphia, also attending the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, ME in 2011. Musson is represented by Salon 94 in New York and Fleisher/Ollman in Philadelphia. His solo exhibitions include We Sing in A Dead Language, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (2019); Demon All Day, Salon 94 Freemans, New York (2017); The Truth in the Song, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia (2016); The Grand Manner at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (2011); and Too Black For BET, Dazed & Confused Magazine Gallery, London, England (2008). His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Lisson Gallery, and Postmasters Gallery, New York; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Galerie Perrotin, Paris; Grimmuseum, Berlin; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; David Castillo Gallery, Miami; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, among others.



This event is Co-Sponsored by The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation and the University of Pennsylvania’s Curator’s Office.

Major support for Jayson Musson: His History of Art has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Wyncote Foundation, and All Ages Productions.

Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state art funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

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