Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents a CAMH Guest Lecture - Andrew Blauvelt. Thursday, September 5, at 6:30PM. Special Location: Glassell School of Art, 5101 Montrose Blvd., 77006.Renowned educator, curator, and designer Andrew Blauvelt (pictured) comes to Houston to give a lecture in conjunction with the CAMH exhibition Graphic Design–Now in Production. Join us for a free lecture at the Glassell School of Art's Freed Auditorium on September 5 at 6:30PM to hear Blauvelt speak about his role as Chief of Audience Engagement and Communications for the Walker Art Museum in Minneapolis and about his work co-curating the Graphic Design exhibition.Have your questions ready for a brief Q&A session before the event's conclusion.About the speakerAndrew Blauvelt is the Curator of Architecture and Design and Chief of Communications and Audience Engagement at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Blauvelt has emerged as one of the most prolific and influential designers in the US through his work at Walker, where he has overseen the museum’s in-house design studio since 1998.Blauvelt curated the exhibitions Ideas for Modern Living as a part of The Home Show in 2000, Strangely Familiar: Design and Everyday Life in 2003, and in 2011 Blauvelt co-curated the major international exhibition Graphic Design–Now in Production with Ellen Lupton of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York, which is currently on view at CAMH through September 29.Blauvelt has been a distinguished professor of design teaching in several institutions around the globe, including Cranbrook Academy of Art, the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, the University of the Americas in Mexico, and at North Carolina State University, where he held the position of Director of Graduate Studies and Chair of the Graphic Design Department at the College of Design.As a designer, Blauvelt has received more than 100 awards and under his leadership, the Walker Art Center received a National Design Award in Communication Design for Corporate and Institutional Achievement making the museum the first non-profit to receive the honor. He has been featured in publications such as I.D., Idea, Eye, Surface, Print, and Metropolis, and has written for dozens of publications, including DesignObserver.com, Émigré, Typotheque, and The Gradient.This event would not be possible without our partners AIGA Houston and the University of Houston Graphic Design Department.