This special iteration of The Artist’s Voice brings together exhibiting artists Leslie Hewitt and Hank Willis Thomas to unpack notions of beauty, womanhood and agency in relation to their works on view in Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art. This intimate conversation celebrates and reflects on the 10 years that have passed since Hewitt and Thomas exhibited together at the Museum as part of Frequency, and examines how their practices have evolved. They will also explore the role Vince Cullers—founder of the first African-American-owned full-service advertising agency in the U.S.—has played in informing their distinct visual practices, and discuss design relationships, messaging, and the vast terrain that is black representation in the media.
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Earlier Event: March 1Studio Squared: Animating Black Spaces
Later Event: March 26The Artist's Voice: Trenton Doyle Hancock in Conversation with Stanley Whitney