Artist Kevin Jerome Everson works in a variety of media, including film, painting, sculpture, and photography, exploring aspects of everyday life. Some of his films are constructed from appropriated news and film footage, bringing to light forgotten details of the experiences of African-Americans from the Great Migration to life in the 1960s and '70s. Everson, whose work was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial, approaches the topics of race, sexuality, and economic conditions in observant and insightful ways. His latest exhibition at the Whitney Museum, More Than That: Films by Kevin Jerome Everson, explores his interest in labor and its relationship to class, identity, and the human body. Join us at the Museum for a screening of the films and a conversation with the artist.
This event will be held at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Please enter the museum through the main entrance on Madison Avenue at 75th Street. This program is free of charge and open to all high school students, but registration is required as space is limited. Refreshments will be served. When you register, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details about this event.