Visible Man

Visible Man: art and black male subjectivity

Visible Man

Art and Black Male Subjectivity

BGSU Fine Arts Center Galleries
September 24th - November 7th

Visible Man: Art and Black Male Subjectivity addresses the intersection of representation and perception in the portrayal of Black men through cultural, racialized and personal lenses. Curated by renowned art historian and BGSU School of Art alumnus, Dr. Michael Harris, this impactful, ambitious exhibition features contemporary African American and Afro-Caribbean artists, including celebrated masters and emerging stars. Comprised of digital works, installations and images, it portrays both historical and contemporary life.  Supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Humanities, and the BGSU Ethnic Cultural Arts Program.



View the Virtual Talk Here

In Conversation: Dr. Michael D. Harris, Visible Man Exhibition Curator, and Dr. Deborah Willis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University 
Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre, Wolfe Center for the Arts


What's Next? David C. Driskell, Artist/Scholar/ Activist: A model for future role and practices of African American Artists, Dr. Curlee Raven Holton,Artist and Executive Director, David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at University of Maryland, College Park


Radcliffe Bailey
Dawoud Bey  
Alvin Burts 
LeRöy Clarke
Willie Cole  
Alfred Conteh
Adger Cowans
Willis Bing Davis
Tyrone Geter  
M.D. Harris
Curlee Raven Holton
Imo Nse Imeh
Wadsworth Jarrell
Chris Johnson /
Hank Willis Thomas
Arturo Lindsay 
Jon Onye Lockard
Wendy M. Nanan
Ebony G. Patterson
Dr. Fahamu Pecou
James Phillips
Jefferson Pinder
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Alison Saar
Preston Sampson
Ernest Shaw  
Jeff Sonhouse
Nelson Stevens
Renée Stout
James Van Der Zee
Eric A. Waters
Ronald Williams
William T. Williams
Deborah Willis

Updated: 07/06/2022 04:24PM