Join The Sachs Program, the Fabric Workshop and Museum, and the University of Pennsylvania Office of the Curator as we celebrate the playful and incisive art of artist and alumni Jayson Musson, in a public talk with the artist at the Arts Lounge at the Annenberg Center on Friday, October 21 at 2:30pm.
This event is free to the Penn community and open to the public. Registration is encouraged but not required to attend.
- Friday, October 21, 2:30–4:00pm
- The Arts Lounge at the Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St. (enter from the South Plaza)
University of Pennsylvania
Jayson Musson (Penn MFA ‘11) will speak about his artistic practice and current exhibition His History of Art—the culmination of the artist’s residency at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Penn will also celebrate the installation of Jayson’s sculpture Sculptural Allegory for a Specific Cultural Sphere, 2014, in the Annenberg lobby, the newest addition to the University Public Art Collection.
Arts at Penn
“An Afternoon with Jayson Musson” is presented as part of Arts & Homecoming, an annual celebration of the arts at Penn.
There will be a free public reception at the Arthur Ross Gallery for the Arts at Penn immediately following Jayson’s talk.
About the artist
Jayson Musson is a Brooklyn-based artist. He received a BFA in photography from University of the Arts and an MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania. His alter ego Hennessy Youngman and ART THOUGHTZ was an early YouTube sensation, satirizing both pop culture and art “insiders,” years before @jerrygogosian and @freeze_magazine. Jayson’s solo exhibitions include We Sing in A Dead Language, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (2019); Demon All Day, Salon 94 Freemans, New York. Jayson was also a member of the rap group Plastic Little.
Jayson’s exhibition at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, His History of Art, is on view through November 13, 2022. The exhibition was recently featured in the New York Times, the Art Newspaper, and WHYY.