Northwestern University

Wed 12:00 PM

Lunchtime Gallery Talk: "Unbranded" with curator Janet Dees

When: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 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


How do images in advertising campaigns perpetuate ideas about race, gender, and class? The exhibition Hank Willis Thomas: Unbranded brings together selections from two bodies of work by renowned American artist Hank Willis Thomas (b.1976): Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America 1968-2008 and Unbranded: A Century of White Women 1915-2015. Thomas removes slogans and product names from historical and contemporary advertisements, asking us to confront the impact of images on the popular imagination.

Join exhibition curator Janet Dees, Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, for a lunchtime tour and discussion of the exhibition.

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