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Artists’ Talk: Eric Gottesman & Hank Willis Thomas

February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Join us for a lively conversation with Eric Gottesman and Hank Willis Thomas, co-founders of For Freedoms, an artists’ platform in the United States for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action. As a nexus between art, politics, commerce, and education, For Freedoms aims to inject anti-partisan, critical thinking that fine art requires into the political landscape through programming, exhibitions, and public artworks. In 2018, For Freedoms launched the 50 State Initiative: the largest creative collaboration in U.S. history. Students, visitors, and the community participated through a series of public programs at the museum, Olin Library, and The Alfond Inn. For Freedoms continues to engage national conversations with features in publications such as The New York Times and Time Magazine.

Works by both artists are included in the museum’s Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College and you can read their dialogue “We Contain Multitudes” in Art for Rollins Volume III.

Learn more about Hank Willis Thomas: https://www.hankwillisthomas.com/
Learn more about Eric Gottesman: https://www.ericgottesman.net/
Learn more about For Freedoms https://forfreedoms.org/

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, located on the Rollins College campus, has free admission and is open year-round with works also on view nearby at The Alfond Inn. No reservations or tickets are required for this event which will be held in Bush Auditorium. Free parking available on campus and in the SunTrust Garage on Lyman Avenue with a Museum-validated parking stub. The museum is closed on Mondays, during major holidays and for installation of new exhibitions.


February 20, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Bush Auditorium
1000 Holt Avenue, Rollins College
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
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