Each year, the acclaimed Core Program at the Glassell School of Art awards residencies to artists and critical writers, culminating in the spring with an exhibition and yearbook. The 2016 Core Exhibition is on display in the Audrey Jones Beck Building at the MFAH while the new facility for the Glassell School of Art, designed by Steven Holl Architects, is under construction.

The 2016 Core Exhibition features work by artists-in-residence Tsuyoshi Anzai, Jason Byrne, Danielle Dean, Sondra Perry, Ivor Shearer, Kenneth Tam, and Rodrigo Valenzuela. Core critics-in-residence Nicole Burisch, Andy Campbell, and Taraneh Fazeli contribute essays based on their independent research to the Core 2016 publication, issued in conjunction with the exhibition.



The Core Program at the Glassell School of Art receives generous funding from The Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Core fellowships have been underwritten by Joan and Stanford Alexander; Mr. and Mrs. Jamal H. Daniel; The Dickson-Allen Foundation; The Francis L. Lederer Foundation; Dr. Penelope Marks and Mr. Lester Marks; McClain Gallery; Mr. Marc Melcher; The Powell Foundation; Karen Pulaski; and The Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation, Inc.