Artist Talk: Renee Cox


Artist Talk: Renee Cox

Thursday, April 15, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

Renee Cox’s photographs—frequently self-portraits—explore issues related to the representation and exploitation of Black bodies while seeking to create new positive imagery. We are delighted to have three works by the photographer Renee Cox join the Museum’s collections: Hott-en-Tott (1994), The Liberation of Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben (1998)and The Signing (2018). Join us to hear from the award-winning artist about these images and the contexts that inform them. Cox’s talk will be followed by a conversation with Katherine Bussard, the Museum’s Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography.  

Free registration for the lecture via Zoom here. (when prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar by clicking the "CC" icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, open Streamtext, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar "español" o el idioma de su elección.

LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970. This program, including live closed-captioning, is made possible by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Renee Cox (born Jamaica 1960, active New York), The Signing (detail), 2018. Inkjet print. Museum purchase, Kathleen Compton Sherrerd Fund for Acquisitions in American Art 2021-38 © Renee Cox