The Getty Center
Screening followed by a Getty Perspectives panel discussion
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Past Event

New Orleans, Louisiana / Leonard Freed
Legacy: Black and White in America, a 80-minute documentary that premiered on PBS, explores the legacy of the civil rights movement and looks at the lives of African Americans today through conversations with celebrated figures from business, politics, academia, the media, and the arts. Wynton Marsalis, Deborah Roberts, Condoleezza Rice, Hank Willis Thomas, and others appear in the documentary.

Following the screening, cultural commentator Lawrence Weschler leads a discussion about the legacy of race and civil rights in contemporary art and museum practice. Joining the conversation will be artist Kerry James Marshall, who is featured in the video; Los Angeles-based artist Daniel Joseph Martinez, who creates work that confronts and discusses issues often overlooked and ignored; Nizan Shaked, professor of museum studies at California State University, Long Beach, whose scholarship and art re-examines the influence of identity politics on contemporary art since the 1960s; and Richard Karz, producer of Legacy: Black and White in America.

6:00–7:00 p.m.: Public reception
7:00–8:30 p.m.: Screening of Legacy: Black and White in America
8:30–9:30 p.m.: Getty Perspectives panel discussion

How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for maps and driving directions.