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Private insider tour: "Glenn Ligon: To be a Negro in this country is really never to be looked at"

  • de la Cruz Gallery at Georgetown University 3535 Prospect Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)

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.