With today's accessibility to flamboyant color and digital printing, why make a gelatin silver print and then hang it on a stark white wall? We’ll visit the exhibition Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection to look at the work of a diverse group of contemporary artists—including include Samuel Fosso, Iman Issa, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Kara Walker—who employ the power of literal black and white to provoke nuanced thinking about figurative, controversial shades of gray. This exhibition addresses a wide range of global issues, from colonialism to broadcast media to museums’ roles as spaces of historical cultural production.

This session is led by Kerry Downey.

Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions.

Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

  1. Wednesday, April 26,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 6
    The Museum of Modern Art
  2. Sunday, April 16,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 6
    The Museum of Modern Art
  3. Saturday, April 8,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 6
    The Museum of Modern Art
  4. Wednesday, March 22,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 6
    The Museum of Modern Art
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.