In this program, Their Own Harlems exhibiting artist Julie Mehretu, architect and scholar Mabel O. Wilson, and visual artist American Artist explore the roles of architecture, digital art, and photography in creating and preserving black cultural memory. This conversation focuses on how these disciplines exist in relationship to black urban spaces with cultural and historical significance, such as Harlem, that are also undergoing vast political and demographic changes.
Mounted in honor of the centennial of the birth of Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000), Their Own Harlems examines the ways in which the urban landscape has influenced Lawrence’s artistic practice, as well as that of other artists. This public dialogue will be moderated by the exhibition’s curator Connie Choi—Associate Curator, Permanent Collection—and will be followed by a Q&A segment.
This event is a part of Last Look, a four-day celebration of art and artists from our final exhibition season in our current building.
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