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Defacement: Ambivalence, Identity, and Black Lives Matter.

  • Williams College Museum of Art 15 Lawrence Hall Drive Williamstown, MA, 01267 United States (map)

This program brings together three Basquiat scholars to discuss why Jean-Michel Basquiat's painting "Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart)" matters, what it meant in 1983, and what it means in 2016. Writer and Activist Chaédria Labouvier will moderate a panel with Pérez Art Museum Director Franklin Sirmans and Professor of Visual Studies at the California College of the Arts Jordana Moore Saggese.