Jae Jarrell: Urban Wall Suit

Jae Jarrell (American, b. 1935). Urban Wall Suit, circa 1969. Dyed and printed silk with paint, 38 x 21 x 10 (96.5 x 53.3 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of R. M. Atwater, Anna Wolfrom Dove, Alice Fiebiger, Joseph Fiebiger, Belle Campbell Harriss, and Emma L. Hyde, by exchange; Designated Purchase Fund, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund, 2012.80.16. © Jae Jarrell

Roundtables: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1–5 p.m.
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Artists, including those featured in the exhibition Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, come together for a series of intergenerational conversations and performances dealing with the challenges of cultural activism during the Civil Rights era and today. The afternoon's schedule follows:

1–2:15 p.m.
Roundtable with Witness artists Jack Whitten, Bruce Davidson, and Mark di Suvero and artists LaToya Ruby Frazier and Abigail DeVille; moderated by Teresa A. Carbone, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art.

2:30–3:45 p.m.
Roundtable with Witness artists Ademola Olugebefola and Jae Jarrell and artists Leslie Hewitt, Adam Pendleton, Steffani Jemison, and Kambui Olujimi; moderated by Kellie Jones, Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University.

4 p.m.
Performance by Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr., music scholar, pianist, and composer.

4:30 p.m.

Tickets are included in Museum general admission, and seating is first-come, first served. To guarantee seating, advance purchase is recommended at or at our Visitor Center. Free for Members; to reserve, call the Membership Hotline at (718) 501-6326 or email Membership.