Lessons of the Hour Gallery Talk

Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 5:30 – 6:30pm EDT
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Free | Registration encouraged
Event Location
Meet in F Street Lobby
Join Curators Saisha Grayson and Charlotte Ickes for a gallery talk about Isaac Julien’s tour de force Lessons of the Hour, jointly acquired for the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The film installation interweaves period reenactments across five screens to create a vivid picture of nineteenth-century activist, writer, orator, and philosopher Frederick Douglass. 

Image and Credit: Installation view, Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, September 24– December 15, 2019. © Isaac Julien, Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro. Image Courtesy of SCAD

Exhibitions

Five images suspended in a gallery space.
Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour — Frederick Douglass
December 8, 2023December 6, 2026
A presentation of Isaac Julien’s tour de force moving image installation that interweaves period reenactments across five screens to create a vivid picture of nineteenth-century activist, writer, orator, and philosopher Frederick Douglass.