Mickalene Thomas in Conversation with Beverly Guy-Sheftall

August 28, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 5:30pm
Wexner Center for the Arts (1871 N. High Street)
Art by Mickalene Thomas, titled Racquel Reclining Wearing a Purple Jumpsuit

Mickalene Thomas is an artist and recent recipient of the 2017-2018 Artist Residency Award. Receiving her BFA from the Pratt Institute and an MFA from the Yale University School of Art, her arts has been featured in multiple venues for solo exhibitions, such as the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall is an Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women's Studies and the founding director of Women's Research and Resource Center at Spelman College in Atlanta. She has published multiple texts in the fields of African American and Women's Studies, including the first anthology on black women's literature, Sturdy Black Bridges: Visions of Black Women in Literature and Gender Talk: The Struggle for Equality in African American Communities.

Please join them at the Wexner Center for the Arts for their conversation on Thursday, September 13th at 5:30pm, where they will discuss nuances and complexities inherent in the relationship between artist, subject, and viewer, particularly through the lenses of gender and sexuality. There will also be a following reception from 6-8:30pm with complimentary snacks, a cash bar, and guest DJ Trueskillz. For more details on the event and the guest speakers, or to RSVP, please visit the Wexner Center for the Arts website.

Mickalene Thomas's exhibit, I Can't See You Without Me, will be featured for public viewing from Friday, September 14th, 2018 to December 30th, 2018. Information on the exhibition can be found on the Wexner website.

Spelman Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall (left) and Artist Mickalene Thomas (right)

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