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John Edmonds (American, born 1989). Holding a sculpture (from the Ashanti), 2019. Archival pigment print, 40 x 32 in. (101.6 x 81.3 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Company, New York. © John Edmonds

Brooklyn Talks: John Edmonds and Sarah Elizabeth Lewis

Thursday, June 17, 2021

6–7:30 pm

Online

Get a close look at the exhibition John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance with the artist and Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, associate professor, Harvard University, founder of the Vision and Justice Project, and author of the award-winning 2017 “Vision and Justice” issue of Aperture magazine. For Edmonds’s first solo museum exhibition, he engaged directly with our Arts of Africa collection, photographing select objects from the estate of the late African American novelist Ralph Ellison, and presenting them alongside portraits of friends with Central and West African sculptures. The two discuss how Edmonds uses photography and video to create sensitive portraits and still lifes, reimagine art historical precedents, and explore intersections of representation, modernity, and identity in the African diaspora. 

Tickets are $10; a Zoom link will be sent by email upon confirmation. Member tickets are $5. Not a Member? Join today!

This program will include live captions and American Sign Language interpretation. For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.