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November 15, 2012, 6:00 PM CT

Buzz-Worthy Art Talk with Hank Willis Thomas.

Employing the language of advertising and popular culture in his work, Thomas communicates frankly about race, class, and history. A nationally renowned artist, his work activates African American history to provide relevance to, and commentary on today's experience.

To underscore the humanism and social advocacy that characterizes Gordon Parks' best work and acknowledge his participation in a tradition of African American artmaking, Thomas will talk about his work and its sources in the shared legacy - cultural as well as artistic. He currently is a fellow at the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University.

This event is in conjunction with the photography exhibition "The Hard Kind of Courage: Gordon Parks and the Photographers of the Civil Rights Era," on view through December 16.

210 McKnight West, School of Art and Design
1845 Fairmount St
Wichita, KS 67260-0046
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Sponsored by: Ulrich Museum of Art

For more information about this event, please contact:
Aimee Geist
(316) 978-7116
Email
http://www.ulrich.wichita.edu