Nelson Social Justice Fund Lecture

Nelson Social Justice Fund Lecture

With artist Jeffrey Gibson

Each year, the Nelson Social Justice Fund lecture presents vital perspectives from artists and scholars around relevant issues in contemporary art. This year, the PMA hosts artist Jeffrey Gibson, whose work is featured in the 2019 Whitney Biennial.

Drawing influence from popular music, fashion, literature, cultural and critical theory, as well as his own individual heritage—he is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and half Cherokee—Gibson's work recontextualizes the familiar to offer commentary on cultural hybridity and the assimilation of modernist artistic strategies within contemporary art. Gibson was born in 1972 and grew up in the United States, Germany, Korea, England, and elsewhere; this unique combination of global cultural influences converge in his multi-disciplinary practice.  

Tuesday, July 30, 6 p.m.
Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium

Free admission
Reservations are required

R.S.V.P. to (207) 775-6148, Option 1 or rsvp@portlandmuseum.org

Jeffrey Gibson's work People Like Us is on view as part of Open-Ended: New Acquisitions at the Portland Museum of Art, on view June 7, 2019 through October 20, 2019.

 

 

Made possible by the Leonard and Merle Nelson Social Justice Fund at the Portland Museum of Art.