Northwestern University

Thu 6:00 PM

Conversation: The Art of Purvis Young

Purvis Young

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and Open to All

Contact: Block Museum of Art   847.491.4000

Group: Block Museum of Art

Category: Fine Arts


For much of his life Purvis Young (1943-2010) lived and worked in the Overtown section of Miami. His paintings, rendered in ink or paint on found materials ranging from scrap lumber, manila folders, and wallpaper books, center on a small, repeating group of images that included horses, trucks, trains, lines of people, and close-up images of the faces, sometimes behind bars. The Block Museum presents "Looking Life Right Straight in the Face": The Art of Purvis Young from September 23 - December 10, 2017.

Lisa Corrin, exhibition curator and the Ellen Philips Katz Director of the Block Museum will be joined in conversation with Debra Kerr, Director of the Intuit Art Center, and Neysa Page-Lieberman, Director of Exhibitions at Columbia College, for a gallery talk about the exhibition and the life of this underrecognized American artist.

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