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July 16, 2021
MILWAUKEE —Marquette University will install a sculpture, “Who’s Afraid to Listen to Red, Black and Green?” by artist Kevin Beasley in front of the Haggerty Museum of Art, 1234 W. Tory Hill St., on Monday, July 19. Opportunities for video, photos and interviews with Susan Longhenry, director and chief curator of the Haggerty Museum of Art, will be from 3:30 p.m. until the installation is complete.
The installation is part of a partnership between the Haggerty Museum of Art and Sculpture Milwaukee. The sculpture features three large concave discs in red, black and green, the colors of the African American flag. It was previously featured in The Studio Museum in Harlem’s inHarlem exhibit.
Date: Monday, July 19, 2021
Time: 3:30 p.m. (The installation will begin earlier in the afternoon and is expected to be completed at 4 p.m.)
Place: Haggerty Museum of Art at 1234 W. Tory Hill St.
Media wishing to attend should contact Kevin Conway at email@example.com or (414) 288-4745.
Kevin Beasley is based in Queens, New York, and has created sculptures and installations made from found materials, including clothing, sports equipment, personal artifacts and cultural ephemera. Using polyurethane foam and resin to give these objects their own solidity and form, Beasley molds them into wall assemblages and standalone sculptures. T-shirts, colorful house dresses, and durags take their own haunting shape, referencing the bodies that may have once inhabited them. These items weave together Beasley’s own memories and experiences, along with historical and cultural references, in order to examine the role of power and race in American society.
Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.