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Public Lecture: Titus Kaphar Speaks: Making Space For Black History

Mixed media artist Titus Kaphar presents a free lecture, “Making Space for Black History: Amending the Landscape of American Art,” as part of Claiming Williams Day, a campus-wide program at Williams College that focuses on building and sustaining a more inclusive community. Kaphar—who demonstrates “the deliberateness of a surgeon coupled with a slightly maniacal urgency” (Art in America)—explores race, criminality, and social justice in his work, often appropriating accepted styles and media to include stories of those traditionally excluded from art history. His lecture explores topics sometimes overlooked in a museum context: Can art amend history? Is it possible to create new artifacts from the physical residues and inadequacies of the past?

Preferred seating for the event is available to holders of valid Williams College IDs and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional free seating in the auditorium balcony is available to the public but is extremely limited and provided on a reservation basis only. Reserve early by clicking on the box at right or by calling 413 458 0524. Limit two tickets per reservation.

Thursday, February 1, 2018
2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Manton Auditorium