An Evening with Artist Hew Locke

Date and Time

Thursday, September 15, 2022

6:30–7:30 pm


The Met Fifth Avenue

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

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Hew Locke, artist
Tumelo Mosaka, Mellon Project Director, African American and African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University
Kelly Baum, Acting Curator in Charge and Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Curator of Contemporary Art, The Met

Join artist Hew Locke for a conversation about The Facade Commission: Hew Locke, Gilt, which references works of art in The Met collection that span continents and millennia. The conversation considers how Locke’s work relies on the strategy of appropriation and an aesthetic of theatricality to deconstruct iconographies of power and to explore global histories of conquest and migration.

Free, though advance registration is required. Please note: For free programs, we generally over-register to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, though advance registration does not guarantee admission once the auditorium reaches capacity.

Use the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium entrance at Fifth Avenue and 83rd Street.

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Masks are recommended, but not required.

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Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.

Image: Photo by Danny Cozens, 2020


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