Live Stream: Hank Willis Thomas in Critical Conversation

October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Whitsell Auditorium

Join us for a free live stream of the sold out event taking place in the Fields Ballroom.

Dr. Derrais Carter, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona

Danielle McCoy, Wieden + Kennedy
Ragen Fykes, 
Wieden + Kennedy
Hank Willis Thomas, Artist

Join this wide-ranging dialogue to kick off the opening of All Things Being Equal…, a survey by Hank Willis Thomas. Moderated by Dr. Derrais Carter, this discussion dives into the complexities among visual culture, racial icons, branding, and language. Using Thomas’s art practice as a foundation, this conversation unfolds into the expansive terrains of advertising, media, history, and their shifting relationships to Blackness.

The program will be streamed live on YouTube.

Presented in partnership with We+Black—A Wieden + Kennedy collective for the Black Diaspora. Established to enhance the Black experience, encourage equality, celebrate each other, strengthen our community, and share our diverse culture. In-Kind Sponsor: Look Modern.

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The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Hank Willis Thomas, The Cotton Bowl, from the series Strange Fruit, 2011
Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976). The Cotton Bowl, from the series Strange Fruit, 2011. Digital c-print. 50 x 73 inches. © Hank Willis Thomas, courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.