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Lectures, Talks, Readings

Looking Back at Black Male: A Conversation with Thelma Golden, Hilton Als and Huey Copeland

Fri, Dec 12, 2014  6:30 PM

Location: The New School Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

In the fall of 1994, the Whitney Museum presented Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art, a groundbreaking exhibition curated by Thelma Golden. Conceived in dialogue with an extraordinary group of contemporary artists, Black Male investigated the complex aesthetics and politics at work in representations of African-American men in the post-Civil Rights era. On the 20th anniversary of Black Male, Golden, Director and Chief Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, will speak about the exhibition and its afterlives in conversation with the writer Hilton Als, who edited the exhibition’s catalogue, and the art historian and critic Huey Copeland.

Advance registration has reached capacity. Limited seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: Advance registration does not guarantee a seat.

This event takes place at The New School Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall. 

Installation view of Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art (Whitney Museum of American Art, November 10, 1994–March 5, 1995). Fred Wilson, Guarded View, 1991. Photograph by Geoffrey Clements

Installation view of Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art (Whitney Museum of American Art, November 10, 1994–March 5, 1995). Fred Wilson, Guarded View, 1991. Photograph by Geoffrey Clements