Persona: A Body in Parts

Sep 16, 6pm - 9pm

Persona: A Body in Parts photo

Tickets no longer remain for the Artist Talk with Kate Gilmore. Please join us for the Public Reception at 7pm.

Join us for special exhibition preview of Persona: A Body in Parts. The evening begins with a talk by participating artist Kate Gilmore at 6pm followed by a public reception and premiere of Gilmore's live performance artwork at 7pm. See below for ticket information. 

Kate Gilmore is known for her performative works that explore the relationship between physical endurance and identity. She received a BFA from Bates College, and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Solo exhibitions include Parasol, London; ICA, Philadelphia; Artpace, San Antonio; and White Columns, New York. Selected group exhibitions include the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; One Minute More, The Kitchen, New York; Reckless Behavior, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and Greater New York 2005, P.S. 1/MOMA, Long Island City. Her Public Art Fund commission, Walk the Walk, was presented in Bryant Park, New York in 2010. Gilmore is currently on faculty in the art department at the State University of New York at Purchase.

  • Friday, September 16 • Preview Events
  • 6 pm Artist Talk • Kate Gilmore, Cone Auditorium (NO REMAINING TICKETS )
  • 7 pm Reception • (cash bar; WAM members receive 2 complimentary drink tickets)
  • Due to limited seating, tickets to the 6 pm artist’s talk must be reserved in advance. Up to two tickets may be reserved by contacting us at or 336.334.5770. Tickets are not required for the reception or performance. All events are free.

Persona: A Body in Parts is organized by Xandra Eden, Curator of Exhibitions. This exhibition and related public programs are made possible through the support of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, and Jaguar Land Rover of Greensboro, a Flow Automotive Company. Special thanks to Heather Flow and to Carol Cole and Seymour Levin.

This event is an official 17 Days festival event.

Image: Kate Gilmore, Walk the Walk, detail, 2010, photo-documentation of five-day performance in Bryant Park, New York. Commission by the Public Art Fund, New York. Courtesy of the artist.


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