Talks + Lectures
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Artist Talk: Kehinde Wiley
Fri, Jun 10, 6–7 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater
Join contemporary artist and subject of the current retrospective Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic as he talks about his career and creative process.
$15 ($12 VMFA members & students with valid ID)
Ticket includes admission to Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic during the Fri, Jun 10 member preview.
Community Conversation: Casting Kehinde Wiley’s World Stage
Thu, Jul 14, 6:30–8 pm | Reynolds Lecture Hall
Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Richard Woodward, Curator of African Art
Special Guest Speaker
View the documentary World Stage: Haiti (22:37 minutes) and World Stage: France (18:53 minutes) which chronicles artist Kehinde Wiley as he embarks on a cultural exploration of different countries including Haiti, Morocco, Republic of Congo among others. Following the films, curators Dr. Sarah Eckhardt and Dr. Richard Woodward will be joined in conversation by a special guest speaker.
Free, tickets required
Behind the Scenes: Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
Fri, Aug 26, 6:30–7:30 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater
Eugenie Tsai, Curator of Contemporary Art,
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Join Dr. Eugenie Tsai for an in-depth look at the special exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, a retrospective of the contemporary artist at the height of his career. Dr. Tsai, the curator of the exhibition, will discuss the selection and presentation of nearly 60 works, including sculpture, stained-glass panels and oil paintings which together, as a whole, alter the narrative of art history.
$8 (VMFA members $5)
Gordon Parks's American Stories
Thu, Oct 6, 6:30 –7:30 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater
with Dr. John Edwin Mason, Associate Professor of History, University of Virginia
Few photographers have shaped the American public's understanding of pressing social issues as much as Gordon Parks. From the 1940s until the 1970s, photo-essays that he published in Life magazine introduced millions of readers to people and ideas that challenged and sometimes changed the way that they saw their nation and themselves. Gordon Parks's American Stories traces the impact of three of his most influential photo-essays.
Free, tickets required
We have over 25 videos of artists discussing their work in their own words and explore works in the VMFA permanent collection.