Kerr Houston

Kerr Houston

Writer

Kerr Houston has taught art history and art criticism at MICA since 2002. He is the author of the book An Introduction to Art Criticism (Pearson, 2012), and his recent writings range from an article on a metaphorical aspect of the Sistine Chapel chancel screen, in Source, to an extended essay on Candice Breitz’s Extra, in Nka.

Stories by Kerr Houston
'Activating the Renaissance' at the Walters brings contemporary artists into conversation with altarpieces and saints

Flanked by ranks of Quattrocento holy figures, Stephen Towns’ protagonist feels at once at home and strikingly distinct.

The Hirshhorn exhibit offers a fine-grained account of an artistic career that spans more than 70 years

After a two-year, Covid-related delay, One With Eternity, featuring five works by the beloved nonagenarian Yayoi Kusama, is now open at the Hirshhorn.

Soft Water Hard Stone is curated by Margot Norton and Jamillah James

The 2021 New Museum Triennial, Soft Water Hard Stone, the museum's fifth, exhibits works by 40 artists and collectives from around the world including Baltimore's Cynthia Daignault and Kahlil Robert Irving.

A compelling mix of archival and artistic presentations, combining didactic texts with creative installations and works by visual artists

Their first goal was to understand just what has been lost: to reconstruct the contours of the expansive collection.