June 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kimberly Drew, Writer, Curator, Activist
Arnold Newman Distinguished Lecturer in Photography
Thursday, January 9, 6PM – 7:30PM
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
503 226 281
This lecture is free for all, advance tickets are recommended and can be reserved online.
ASL interpreters will be provided for this event.
Join Kimberly Drew for a discussion of photography’s central role in Hank Willis Thomas’s work, and a consideration of the medium’s historical and new uses in the popular press, advertising, and social media. Drew received her B.A. from Smith College in Art History and African-American Studies, and she first experienced the art world as an intern in the Director’s Office of The Studio Museum in Harlem. Her time there inspired the Tumblr blog Black Contemporary Art and sparked her interest in social media. Drew’s writing has appeared in Vogue, Glamour, W, Teen Vogue, and Lenny Letter, and she has executed Instagram takeovers for Prada, The White House, and Instagram. Drew recently left her role as the Social Media Manager at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. You can follow Drew at @museummammy on Instagram and Twitter.
Sponsored by the Arnold & Augusta Newman Foundation.
Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…, on view at the Portland Art Museum through January 12.