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Artist Amy Sherald. Film still courtesy of HBO.


Film and Talk: Black Art: In the Absence of Light

In the Lichtenstein Theater

April 9, 6 pm - 8 pm


The Parrish, in collaboration with Hamptons Doc Fest, is pleased to present HBO’s newly released film. Inspired by the late David Driskell’s landmark 1976 exhibition, “Two Centuries of Black American Art,” the documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light offers an illuminating introduction to the work of some of the foremost Black visual artists working today. A pre-recorded conversation between the director, Sam Pollard, and Senior Curator Corinne Erni will follow the screening.

Please use the link below to register.

$20 | $10 Parrish Members
Free for Students

REGISTER FOR 6 PM SCREENING

2021, Documentary, 85 minutes
Director: Sam Pollard

Directed by Sam Pollard, the film shines a light on the extraordinary impact of Driskell’s exhibit on generations of Black artists who have staked a claim on their rightful place within the 21st-Century art world. Interweaving insights and context from scholars and historians, along with interviews from a new generation of working African American curators and artists including Theaster Gates, Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Amy Sherald, and Carrie Mae Weems, the documentary is a look at the Contributions of Black American artists in today’s contemporary art world.

Black Art: In the Absence of Light is produced and directed by Sam Pollard; produced by Daphne McWilliams; cinematography, Henry Adebonojo; editing, Steven Wechsler; original music, Kathryn Bostic. Executive producers, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Jacqueline Glover; consulting producer, Thelma Golden.


Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is required.

All tickets are sold pre-event and online only. No sales at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.

The event takes place in the Lichtenstein Theater with limited, socially distanced seating.

You must wear a mask throughout the entire program. 

Restrooms will be open during the event. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available. The Parrish is being regularly disinfected for the safety of our staff and visitors.

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:Additional support provided by Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

Details

Date:
April 9
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
Phone:
631-283-2118
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Film and Talk: Black Art: In the Absence of Light

In the Lichtenstein Theater

April 9, 6 pm - 8 pm


The Parrish, in collaboration with Hamptons Doc Fest, is pleased to present HBO’s newly released film. Inspired by the late David Driskell’s landmark 1976 exhibition, “Two Centuries of Black American Art,” the documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light offers an illuminating introduction to the work of some of the foremost Black visual artists working today. A pre-recorded conversation between the director, Sam Pollard, and Senior Curator Corinne Erni will follow the screening.

Please use the link below to register.

$20 | $10 Parrish Members
Free for Students

REGISTER FOR 6 PM SCREENING

2021, Documentary, 85 minutes
Director: Sam Pollard

Directed by Sam Pollard, the film shines a light on the extraordinary impact of Driskell’s exhibit on generations of Black artists who have staked a claim on their rightful place within the 21st-Century art world. Interweaving insights and context from scholars and historians, along with interviews from a new generation of working African American curators and artists including Theaster Gates, Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Amy Sherald, and Carrie Mae Weems, the documentary is a look at the Contributions of Black American artists in today’s contemporary art world.

Black Art: In the Absence of Light is produced and directed by Sam Pollard; produced by Daphne McWilliams; cinematography, Henry Adebonojo; editing, Steven Wechsler; original music, Kathryn Bostic. Executive producers, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Jacqueline Glover; consulting producer, Thelma Golden.


Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is required.

All tickets are sold pre-event and online only. No sales at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.

The event takes place in the Lichtenstein Theater with limited, socially distanced seating.

You must wear a mask throughout the entire program. 

Restrooms will be open during the event. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available. The Parrish is being regularly disinfected for the safety of our staff and visitors.

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:Additional support provided by Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.