Private view of the Glenn Ligon exhibition at the de la Cruz Galleries at Georgetown University with talk by Albey Miner, Chief curator followed by a light breakfast.
"Glenn Ligon: To be a Negro in this country is really never to be looked at", on view January 24 through April 7, includes selected works and accompanying labels from some of Ligon’s best-known series. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a group of five never-before-seen grey paintings from Ligon’s celebrated Hands series depicting the Million Man March, a large and controversial convening of African American men on the National Mall in 1995. The works are hung on top of a facsimile of Andy Warhol’s rarely shown Washington Monument wallpaper — a privilege granted to few artists.
We are planning to go for coffee to a nearby cafe after the visit.