Kehinde Wiley, Conspicuous Fraud Series #1 (Eminence), 2001

6–7:15 pm | FREE | Join us on Zoom or Facebook Live

This Town Hall conversation brings together two Black leaders from Utah and a curator from The Studio Museum in Harlem. These experts will explore Black identity, (in)visibility, and lived experience through images from the exhibition Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem. Black Refractions will be on view January 23–April 10 at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the U’s Black Cultural Center.

Moderator: Nubia Peña, director, Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs

Speakers: Meligha Garfield, director of the U’s Black Cultural Center; Erika George, director of the U’s Tanner Humanities Center and Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law at the S. J. Quinney College of Law; and Connie Choi, associate curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Q&A: Jorge Rojas, UMFA director of learning and engagement

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This Town Hall is presented by the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Black Cultural Center, the Tanner Humanities Center, and the Utah Division of Arts and Museums.

Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem is organized by the American Federation of Arts and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Major support provided by Art Bridges. Sponsorship for the national tour provided in part by PURE. Support for the accompanying publication provided by Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund. 

Black Refractions is presented in Salt Lake City in partnership with the University of Utah Black Cultural Center and made possible by:

Presenting Sponsor | George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
Curatorial Sponsor
Willard L. Eccles Family Foundation
Installation Sponsors | Tim & Stephanie Harpst and the University of Utah College of Mines and Earth Sciences
Programming Sponsors | 
University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library and Honors College


Kehinde Wiley, Conspicuous Fraud Series #1 (Eminence), 2001, oil on canvas. The Studio Museum in Harlem; Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Anne Ehrenkranz, 2002.10.14. © Kehinde Wiley. Courtesy of the artist Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California, and American Federation of Arts.
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