Kansas State University


Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

Hard Truths Revisited in the Work of Two African American Artists

Thursday, January 28, 5:30 p.m., Beach Museum of Art, UMB Theater


Watch video of a unique 15 minute keynote address by civil and human rights leader Julian Bond, delivered at the 2011 Indianapolis Museum of Art symposium “Hard Truths: A Forum on Art and the Politics of Difference,” a gathering held in conjunction with the exhibition “Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial.”  Learn a bit about Mr. Dial’s highly original artwork, and hear an update on K-State’s Gordon Parks Digital Humanities Project, carried out in collaboration with the Gordon Parks Museum in Ft. Scott, KS. Leaders from KSU’s Black Student Union will comment and lead the audience discussion.

Image: Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks, Harlem Rally, New York, 1963 (printed 1973), gelatin silver print, KSU, Beach Museum of Art, gift of the artist

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