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Elson Lecture: A Conversation with Glenn Ligon

A Conversation with Glenn Ligon
March 14 at 3:30PM

East Building Concourse, Auditorium

On Thursday, March 14 at 3:30 p.m., join artist Glenn Ligon for the annual Elson Lecture, which will include a conversation between Ligon and associate curators of modern art Molly Donovan and James Meyer. Ligon's intertextual works examine cultural and social identity—often through such sources as literature, Afrocentric coloring books, and photographs—to reveal the ways in which slavery, the civil rights movement, and politics inform our understanding of American society. Born in the Bronx, New York, in 1960, Ligon received a BA from Wesleyan University in 1982 and participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in 1985. He lives and works in New York City. Ligon has received numerous awards, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2003) and the Skowhegan Medal for Painting (2006). The mid career retrospective Glenn Ligon: America, organized by the Whitney, received the International Association of Art Critics Award (2012).

Event begins at 3:30PM

Categories: Free, Discussion, Arts

Event Venue

National Gallery of Art

4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20565

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  • Thursday, March 14, 2013
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