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In Conversation: Sam Gilliam, Richard Hunt and Dr. Courtney J. Martin

  • The Studio Musuem in Harlem 144 West 125th Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

On the occasion of Alma Thomas and Richard Hunt: Framed and Extended, this conversation invites renowned contemporary artists Richard Hunt and Sam Gilliam to reflect on abstract art and celebrate their pioneering contributions to the field.  Using these two seminal exhibitions as points of entry, the conversation will explore the evolution of each artist's distinct practice, illuminating the diverse ways in which Hunt, Gilliam and Thomas approach form and color.  Moderated by  Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Brown University Dr. Courtney J. Martin, the panel will also explore overlaps in the artists' lives and careers—including the March on Washington in August 1963—recounting milestone moments in the cannon of art history, and explore Thomas's legacy through the artists' personal accounts. A Q&A segment will follow the conversation. At the close of the program, Richard Hunt will lead a walkthrough of Richard Hunt: Framed and Extended.

Tickets to this program are $10, which includes Museum admission, which is a suggested donation of $7 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.To pre-register for this event, please click here. All seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.