Public Programs

Steve McQueen and Dr. Cornel West on Paul Robeson and Art and Politics

SUN, May 1, 2016
5 pm

Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

Please note: Harry Belafonte is unfortunately unable to attend this program due to medical reasons. Steve McQueen will instead join Dr. Cornel West in conversation at 5 pm on Sunday, May 1 in the Susan and John Hess Family Theater.

In conjunction with Open Plan: Steve McQueen, the artist has invited Harry Belafonte and Dr. Cornel West to discuss the career and legacy of the legendary singer, actor and political activist Paul Robeson (1898–1976). 

This special event is taking place on May Day, a traditional springtime festival and international day honoring workers. May 1, 2016 is also the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Whitney's new building.

Tickets are required ($20 adults; $17 members, students, and seniors). This event has reached ticketing capacity.