Lonnie Holley: Musical Performance and Q&A

Date(s) - Saturday, December 4, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

NSU Art Museum


Support has been provided by the following Funds at the
Community Foundation of Broward:
Barbara and Michael G. Landry Fund for Broward
Peck Family Fund
Julia C. Baldwin Fund
Frederick W. Jaqua Fund

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale celebrates Art Basel/Miami Art Week and the exhibition The Art of Assemblage with an in-person and live stream event with artist, musician, and educator Lonnie Holley. The artist’s improvisatory singing and piano playing will be accompanied by drummer Marlon Patton. A conversation between Holley and the Museum’s Bryant-Taylor Curator, Ariella Wolens follows.

NSU Art Museum is partnering with various community organizations to host a variety of workshops and performances as part of the Community Voices Series, NSU Art Museum’s new initiative supported by the Community Foundation of Broward, that focuses on exploring social and racial inequalities and challenging social structures, including representation in museums.

Lonnie Holley (b. 1950, Birmingham, AL) lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; and Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., among many other museums.  Selections of his work have been featured in institutional group exhibitions including at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (2020); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (2018); MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2017); de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA (2017); Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX (2006); Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL (2003); New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA (1993); among many others. Holley’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions including the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY (2021); Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA (2017); Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art; Charleston, SC (2015); Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL (2004). Holley has been the subject of several documentary films, and his own directed short film I Snuck Off the Slave Ship, premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2018.

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