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Artist Talk: Lorna Simpson in Conversation with Elizabeth Alexander

Wed, July 18, 2018
7:30–8:30 pm

Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

All members

On the occasion of her new book Lorna Simpson Collages, the artist will discuss her work with writer Elizabeth Alexander, who contributed the introduction to volume. Using advertising photographs of black women (and men) drawn from vintage issues of Ebony and Jet magazines, Simpson’s collages explore the richly nuanced language of hair—as Alexander writes in her introduction: “Black women’s hair are galaxies unto themselves, solar systems, moonscapes, volcanic interiors.” A book signing will follow immediately after the conversation.

Elizabeth Alexander is poet, essayist, playwright, and president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Lorna Simpson’s work is represented in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Walker Art Center, among many other organizations.

This event is taking place in the Museum's third floor theater as part of Member Night. The theater will open at 7:15 pm. Seating is first come, first served.

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The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

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