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The Miller Lecture in Art with Isaac Julien

12:15–1:30 pm EST

Isaac Julien—Lessons of the Hour

Free and open to all.

Online via Zoom. Register Here to receive the webinar link.

Please note that this lecture will be live and accessible via Zoom only; it will not be possible to watch it at a later time.

Individuals enrolled in the Smith College testing program are invited to a watch party in the Campus Center Carroll Room. Lunch will be provided. Doors open at noon.

About the event:

Issac Julien, CBE RA (born 1960) is a critically acclaimed British artist and filmmaker. In 2018, Julien joined the faculty at the University of California Santa Cruz where he is a distinguished professor of the arts and leads the Isaac Julien Lab together with Arts Professor Mark Nash.

Current and recent international solo exhibitions include: Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, USA, on view until 10th July 2022; Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi - A Marvellous Entanglement, Betchler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC, USA, on view until 27th February, 2022; Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi — A Marvellous Entanglement, CentroCentro (Panorama Madrid), Madrid, Spain (2021); Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour, McAvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco (2020–2021); Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi — A Marvellous Entanglement, MAXXI, Rome (2020–2021); Isaac Julien: Western Union: Small Boats, Neuberger Museum, New York (2020); Isaac Julien: Frederick Douglass: Lessons of the Hour, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah (2019); Looking for Langston at Tate Britain (2019); and Playtime at LACMA (2019).

Julien has previously exhibited at venues including Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013), Art Institute of Chicago (2013), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2012), and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2005). Julien is the recipient of The Royal Academy of Arts Charles Wollaston Award 2017 and was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2017.

The Miller Lecture series was established in memory of Dulcy Blume Miller, class of 1946. The fund enables SCMA to bring a leading artist, arts facilitator, architect, or art historian to campus each year to give a public lecture. Past lecturers include Asma Naeem, Amanda Williams, Anne Lafont, and Mina Cheon.

To learn more about SCMA’s exhibition, Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour, please visit our website.

Image: Portrait of Isaac Julien by Thierry Bal