International Sculpture Center's
Lifetime Achievement Award Honoring William King

Gala Speakers


Michael Hall is a sculptor, educator, collector and critic. Born in 1941, Hall completed his B.A. at the University of North Carolina in 1962 and earned his M.F.A. degree in sculpture at the University of Washington in 1964. As a sculptor, Hall has exhibited widely in both the U.S. and Canada. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Walker Art Center, The Detroit Institute of Arts and the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art. Widely sought as a speaker, Hall has lectured at over one hundred cultural institutions and universities. He has also authored numerous museum catalogues. A collection of his critical essays was published in 1988. From 1970 until 1990, Hall directed the graduate sculpture program at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Prior to this, he taught sculpture at the University of Colorado and at the University of Kentucky. While in Kentucky, he began collecting folk art. The Hall Collection of American Folk Art is on permanent display at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Retired now from teaching, Michael Hall divides his time between his Michigan sculpture studio and the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio where he serves as adjunct curator of American Folk Art.