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Event Series Event Series: Whitfield Lovell

Artist Talk: Whitfield Lovell (SOLD OUT)

October 26, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Black and white photo of Whitfield Lovell sitting in a chair in his studio.

Whitfield Lovell is one of the most significant conceptual artists working today. Comprising works from over three decades of his career, Whitfield Lovell: Passages features masterful conté crayon drawings, assemblages, and multi-sensory installations focusing on aspects of African American history while raising universal questions about identity, memory, and America’s collective heritage. 

In celebration of the exhibition opening at AMFA, the internationally-renowned artist and MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” winner Lovell will speak at AMFA – a monumental moment for the Museum and art enthusiasts alike.

This Artist Talk marks the only event in the Mid-South where audiences can see Lovell in person during this exhibition’s two-year journey through six cultural institutions across the United States. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Lovell – recognized as one of the world’s leading artists interpreting lost African American history – speak retrospectively about the work on view in Passages in context with today’s current culture.

Photo courtesy of Sandra Paci.

Artist Talk: Whitfield Lovell is supported by the Alice L. Walton Foundation.

Whitfield Lovell: Passages is organized by the American Federation of Arts in collaboration with Whitfield Lovell. Major support for the national tour and exhibition catalogue is provided by National Endowment for the Arts and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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Free for Members / $20 for Non-Members


Performing Arts Theater