Kota Ezawa: National Anthem

By Memorial Art Gallery

Friday, August 19, 2022 11:00am to 5:00pm

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  • Saturday, August 20, 2022 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sunday, August 21, 2022 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2022 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • Thursday, August 25, 2022 11:00am to 9:00pm
  • Friday, August 26, 2022 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday, August 27, 2022 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sunday, August 28, 2022 11:00am to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022 11:00am to 5:00pm

500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

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Kota Ezawa’s “National Anthem” series includes watercolors, lightboxes, and a single-channel video, all of which depict NFL athletes engaging in peaceful protests against police brutality and the oppression of people of color in the US. The centerpiece of the project, the critically acclaimed video installation National Anthem (2018), features a soundtrack of “The Star-Spangled Banner” while the artist’s distinctive watercolor animation shows players “taking a knee” on the field. 

Included in museum admission.

shown: Kota Ezawa, National Anthem (San Francisco 49ers), 2019

[on loan]

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