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  • Congratulations Graduates

  • 2015 BFA Exhibition
  • 2015 Painting/Sculpture Senior Show

    The Outro

    Flagg Hall

    Saturday, May 9 from 7:00-9:00 pm

    Sunday, May 10 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Food and Drink will be provided

  • Photography Senior Show

  • Visitor Series: Hank Willis Thomas

    Hank Willis Thomas

    Artist Talk

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    5:30 p.m.

    62 Krannert Art Museum


    HANK WILLIS THOMAS is a photo conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to identity, history and popular culture. He received a BFA in Photography and Africana studies from New York University and his MFA/MA in Photography and Visual Criticism from the California College of Arts. Thomas’ monograph, Pitch Blackness, was published by Aperture. He has exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad including, the International Center of Photography, Galerie Michel Rein in Paris, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Galerie Henrik Springmann in Berlin, and the Baltimore Museum of Art, among others. Thomas’ work is in numerous public collections including The Museum of Modern Art New York, The Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The High Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. His collaborative projects have been featured at the Sundance Film Festival and installed publicly at the Oakland International Airport, The Birmingham International Airport, The Oakland Museum of California, and the University of California, San Francisco. Recent notable exhibitions include Hank Willis Thomas at the Cleveland Museum of Art and NYC Makers at the Museum of Arts and Design. He was recently appointed to the Public Design Commission of the city of New York. Thomas is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City and Goodman Gallery in South Africa.