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.



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 
Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell Theatre, Wolfe Center for the Arts


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

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