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Join artists, scholars, and historians for discussions and interpretations of works from the Evans Collection of African American Art in Past Is Present, a new series presented by SCAD MOA’s Walter and Linda Evans Center for African American Studies. At this event, SCAD MOA exhibiting artist Matthew Angelo Harrison speaks to the aesthetic and thematic motifs in Richard Hunt’s Model for Middle Passage Monument

About the artist
Matthew Angelo Harrison (b. 1989, Detroit) completed his B.F.A. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been awarded grants and fellowships by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, United States Artists, and Kresge Arts. He has presented solo shows at the Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, Mich.; Atlanta Contemporary; and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. His work is held in the permanent collections of the de Young Museum, San Francisco; Detroit Institute of Arts; Galeries Lafayette Foundation, Paris; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; MuseĢe d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. In June 2021, Harrison opened his first European solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle Basel. In March 2022, he opened a solo exhibition at MIT List Visual Arts Center. Harrison lives and works in Detroit. He is represented by Jessica Silverman.

Established in 2011, SCAD MOA’s Walter and Linda Evans Center for African American Studies celebrates the imaginative breadth and expressive legacy of African American art and culture. Through experimental public programs, immersive workshops, riveting lectures, and topical symposia, the Evans Center immerses students and community members in the rich tapestry of Black expression.

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, email jdiaz@scad.edu.

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