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Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor Rick Lowe: Redefining Art in the Social Context

Rick Lowe is a Houston-based artist who has exhibited and worked with communities nationally and internationally. President Barack Obama appointed Mr. Lowe to the National Council on the Arts in 2013, and in 2014 he was named a MacArthur Fellow. He is serving as the Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor in residence at Stanford University's Haas Center for Public Service during winter quarter 2016.
Mr. Lowe is best known for his Project Row Houses community-based art project that he started in Houston in 1993. Further community projects include the Watts House Project in Los Angeles, the Borough Project in Charleston, SC (with Suzanne Lacy and Mary Jane Jacobs), the Delray Beach Cultural Loop in Florida, and the Anyang Public Art Program 2010 in Anyang, Korea.
His work has appeared in: Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles; Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York; Phoenix Art Museum; Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, Korea; the Kumamoto State Museum, Kumamoto, Japan; and the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Among Mr. Lowe’s honors are the Rudy Bruner Awards in Urban Excellence, the AIA Keystone Award, the Heinz Award in the arts and humanities, the Skowhegan Governor’s Award, the Skandalaris Award for Art/Architecture, and a U.S. Artists Booth Fellowship. He has served as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University, a Mel King Fellow at MIT, and an Auburn University Breedan Scholar.
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Important note on event times: The event begins with a reception at 5:15pm, followed by the lecture at 5:45pm. 
Marketing Co-sponsors:
125th Anniversary; Asian American Activities Center; Cantor Arts Center; Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity; Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society; Diversity and First Generation Office (DGen); El Centro; Human Cities Initiative; Immersion in the Arts Living in Culture (ITALIC); Institute for Diversity in the Arts; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; LGBT Community Resources Center; The Markaz: Resource Center; Medicine & the Muse, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics; Music at Stanford; Office of Community Engagement & Diversity; OpenXChange; School of Humanities and Sciences; Stanford Alumni Association; Stanford Arts; Stanford Humanities Center; Stanford Live; Student Organizing Committee for the Arts (SOCA); Urban Studies; Women's Community Center.
Special thanks to the Stanford Alumni Association for their co-sponsorship. This event is held in collaboration with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, in honor of the 35th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, which recognizes exceptionally creative people who inspire us all.
(Photo courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)



Thursday, February 4, 2016. 05:15PM


McCaw Hall, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street


Haas Center for Public Service


(650) 725-7306


The event is free and open to the public; RSVPs are required.