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The museum will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth. 

In Conversation: Joshua Rashaad McFadden's "Evidence"

Thursday, February 17, 2022, 6 p.m., Dryden Theatre

"Evidence" is a multimedia and multi-site project of positive self-making for contemporary Black men. Inspired by abolitionist and Rochester resident Frederick Douglass and his antebellum newspaper The North Star, McFadden’s series consists of a newspaper featuring an array of voices and images. In addition to critiquing the rigidity of gender binaries, this collection of images and texts attempts to wrest Black men away from a White gaze and generate a readership independent of mass media’s stereotypes.

Join us for a conversation moderated by Tate Shaw with Joshua Rashad McFadden and Dr. Keith Jenkins as they discuss how McFadden's project "Evidence" follows up on Douglass's strategy to sit for portraits, as well as what it means to distribute the images, names, and stories of Black men.

Joshua Rashaad McFadden, Artist; Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Dr. Keith Jenkins, Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tate Shaw, Director, Visual Studies Workshop

Galleries open until 8 p.m. 

This program is free to all.

This talk will have ASL interpretation. 

Please note: COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all programs in the Dryden Theatre. Proof of vaccination is required for all patrons regardless of age. Learn more here: Updated Health & Safety Protocols.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Joshua Rashaad McFadden: I Believe I'll Run On, on view through June 19, 2022 in the Main Galleries.

Programming related to this exhibition is generously supported by the Lipson Visiting Artist Fund.