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Experience Rochester | Lessons of The Hour—Frederick Douglass: Conversation + Special Viewing

Featuring: Jonathan Binstock, Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director, Memorial Art Gallery

Join Jonathan Binstock, the Memorial Art Gallery’s Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director, for a live pre-screening conversation about LESSONS OF THE HOUR—FREDERICK DOUGLASS. Then, enjoy a special virtual viewing of this MAG-commissioned work of media art by artist Isaac Julien. LESSONS OF THE HOUR is a meditation on the life, words, and actions of Frederick Douglass, the visionary African American abolitionist and freed slave. Through extensive use of Douglass’ “timely words,” Julien gives expression to the zeitgeist of Douglass’ era, his legacy, and the ways in which his story may be viewed today.

LESSONS OF THE HOUR will be viewable exclusively for the University community at home from August 20-23, 2020. A link to view a single-screen version of the work will be included in the reminder email you will receive the morning of the conversation.

Experience Rochester, a series of events created to bring the very best of Rochester directly to you.
This special series exemplifies the University of Rochester’s commitment to lifelong learning. Launched through online events, this ongoing program is devoted to featuring topics and speakers unique to the University. Expand your knowledge and fulfill your intellectual curiosity through Experience Rochester.

Presented by the University of Rochester Alumni Board 

Register here.  A link and information on how to join the lecture will be included in your registration confirmation email.

Thursday, August 20 at 12:00pm to 12:30pm

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