Artist Talks: Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation

A collage of headshots of three artists (L-R): Maya Freelon, Letitia Huckaby, Jeffrey Meris.

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  • Saturday, June 10, 2023, 1–3:30 p.m.

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Join us for a free lecture and conversation with three of the contemporary Black artists featured in the exhibition Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation. Artists Maya Freelon, Jeffrey Meris, and Letitia Huckaby with special guest Descendant director Margaret Brown will discuss their process for creating works that articulate what freedom looks like for Black Americans today. All speakers will participate in an audience Q&A. Seating for the talk will be first come, first served.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided during the talk.

Questions? Email or call 817.989.5013.

Attend a screening of Brown’s Descendant on Friday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. at The Modern. The documentary was short-listed for the 2022 Academy Awards and tells the story of what happened to the descendants of the Clotilda, the last known slave ship to arrive in America.

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Part of: Exhibition Talks