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(Re)Watch Yaseen Lecture 2021: Artist Talk with Hank Willis Thomas

Earlier this month the Neuberger Museum of Art welcomed conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas for the 2021 Artist Talk in the Yaseen Lectures on the Fine Arts. Through photographs, sculpture, video, audience-activated and collaborative public art projects, Thomas addresses the role of popular visual culture in perpetuating discrimination and sociocultural ramifications, including gun violence, the relationship between the American sports industry and black men, the perpetuation of stereotypes through contemporary advertising, and the reframing of history and context. 

If you missed the live event, of if you would like to watch the conversation again, the recording is available below.
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About the Yaseen Lectures on the Fine Arts
Every two years the Yaseen Lectures on the Fine Arts brings acclaimed scholars and artists to the Neuberger Museum of Art and Purchase College to discuss their work and address contemporary ideas and issues. Since the biennial lecture series began in 1974, featured speakers have included Claes Oldenburg, Maya Angelou, Faith Ringgold, Chuck Close, John Shearer, and Purchase College alumnus Fred Wilson. The lectures are endowed by a gift from the late Leonard C. Yaseen and his wife Helen, former residents of Larchmont, New York; who financed a similar series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A archive of Artist Talks back to 2017 is available here: In Conversation Artist Talks