event · April 21

In the Artist’s Voice: Kukuli Velarde

Artist Kukuli Velarde creates embroidered banners and decorated clay figures that evoke ritual procession and a mix of cultural influences (from the pre-Columbian to Catholicism) and reflect her contemporary perspective. In this virtual talk, Velarde considers the influences on this body of work, titled Corpus, as well as her multimedia artistic practice with curator Elisabeth Agro. Q&A to follow.


Kukuli Velarde is a multimedia artist who works in drawing, painting, and sculpture. She lives and works in Philadelphia.

Elisabeth Agro is the Nancy M. McNeil Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts. She is one of the curators of the upcoming exhibition New Grit: Art & Philly Now.

Registration ends at noon the day before the program; a link will be sent to registrants prior to the program.

This program will be recorded; a link to the recording will be shared with registrants a day after the program.


  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130 US