ArtBreak: Black Male Studies and Contemporary Black Art
The nascent field of Black male studies has revolutionized African American studies with its philosophical and archival focus on the victimization of Black men. Black maleness, according to this field, must be considered a site of sexual victimhood, torture, abjection, and violent death, rather than a site of a presumptive extension of white male privilege and hegemonic masculinity. For this ArtBreak, Dr. Seulghee Lee, assistant professor of African American studies at the University of South Carolina, presents connections between Black male studies and several of the pieces in 30 Americans, including works by Barkley L. Hendricks, Rashid Johnson, Henry Taylor, Hank Willis Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley. Free with membership or admission. December 16 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Happy hour at 5 p.m.