Artist Talks

The Driskell Center Announces American Visual Scholars Series: Hank Willis Thomas in Conversation with Dr. Derek Conrad Murray

Image Credit: Hank Willis Thomas Opportunity, 2015, Fiberglass, chameleon auto paint finish, 30 ¾” x 15 ¾” x 14 3/8”. Loan courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.

Image Credit: Hank Willis Thomas Opportunity, 2015, Fiberglass, chameleon auto paint finish, 30 ¾” x 15 ¾” x 14 3/8”. Loan courtesy of the artist
and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.

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Reception: Thursday, October 20 from 5:30pm to 6pm

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RSVP by Friday, October 14

Moderated by Professor Curlee R. Holton, Executive Director of the David C. Driskell Center, this lively and provocative discussion will explore the artwork of Hank Willis Thomas, as well as contemporary African American art and issues of identity/ies.

Hank Willis Thomas is a contemporary visual artist, photographer, and arts educator whose primary interests are race, advertising, and popular culture. He received a BFA in Photography and Africana Studies from New York University and his MFA/MA in Photography and Visual Criticism from the California College of Arts. He has exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad including the International Center of Photography, Galerie Michel Rein in Paris, Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Baltimore Museum of Art, among others.

Dr. Derek Conrad Murray is an interdisciplinary theorist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, specializing in the history, theory, and criticism of contemporary art, African-American/African Diaspora art and culture, Post-Black art and aesthetics, theoretical approaches to identity and representation, critical issues in art practice, and the methodologies and ethics of Art History and Visual Studies.

Please RSVP for this event by October 14, 2016 at [email protected] or 301.314.2615 Please indicate the event’s name and the name(s) of the attendee(s).

David C. Driskell Center Gallery is located at 1207 Cole Student Activities Building. Please visit driskellcenter.umd.edu for information about hours and accessibility.

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