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*CANCELLED "Lessons of the Hour”: A Public Discussion between Hazel Carby and Isaac Julien


Led by Rachel Haidu (Art & Art History; Visual & Cultural Studies) and Jason Middleton (English; Visual & Cultural Studies), this event will turn to the relationship between artists and intellectuals by focusing on the new exhibition by Isaac Julien: “Lessons of the Hour” Frederick Douglass. “Lessons of the Hour” is a multi-screen film and video installation by the pioneering media artist Isaac Julien. The work is freely inspired by the life of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), the visionary African American abolitionist and freed slave, and by issues of social justice that shape so much of global history. “Lessons of the Hour” is the second in the Memorial Art Gallery’s “Reflections on Place” ( series of media art commissions informed by the history, culture, and politics of the City of Rochester, New York.

This event is partially supported by the Memorial Art Gallery and the Grant Holcomb Endowment.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

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