The Art Wise distinguished speaker series will welcome Willie Cole Thursday at Hunter Museum. The cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m. and the program is at 6 p.m.
Mr. Cole is best known for his appropriation of domestic objects, such as irons, as metaphorical stand-ins for domestic labor, African visual culture and heritage, and voyages.
On this evening, the artist will speak about his process and about his piece Stowage, a work recently acquired by the Hunter that addresses slavery and the Middle Passage through the motif of the iron.
The program is open to the public and is included with regular Hunter Museum admission (free to Hunter Members, $9.95 for adults).
This event is generously supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Community Trust.