Thomas Beard is a founder and director of Light Industry, a cinema in Brooklyn, New York, as well as Programmer at Large for the Film Society of Lincoln Center. He has organized screenings for Artists Space, the Centre Pompidou, Harvard Film Archive, the Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, and Yale Union, among other venues, and in 2010 he co-curated the film program for the Whitney Biennial. His writing has appeared in Artforum, The Believer, Film Comment, frieze, Texte zur Kunst, and Triple Canopy. Currently, he is overseeing a touring retrospective of films by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet.
The Graduate Art Seminar lecture series is a forum for graduate students, members of the ArtCenter community and the general public to enter into dialog with internationally recognized artists, critics, and art historians. The Seminar—coordinated during the Spring term by faculty member Jack Bankowsky—is a core component of ArtCenter’s Graduate Art program.