Closing Reception for "Dialogue" and "The Remaining, Mourn..."

Join us for the closing reception of “Dialogue” and “The Remaining, Mourn…” in the Art Museum galleries. Refreshments provided. “Dialogue” artist talk with Michael Coppage to follow at 2:30 p.m. in Altgeld Hall 125.

About Michael Coppage:

Cincinnati-based artist Michael Coppage has been exploring the impact of words and the negative connotations often associated with the word “black.” His Black Box Project depicts frontal portraits of black men wearing black t-shirts with suggestive phrases beginning with the word Black such as “Black Sheep,” “Black Mail,” “Black Death,” etc.. These photos are accompanied by podcast interviews with each of the individuals exploring the phrase and allowing the listener to begin to get to know the person depicted as an individual.

Coppage will speak about the development and evolution of the “Black Box” project in its various venue iterations.

Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

NIU Art Museum, Art Museum Galleries
Altgeld Hall First Floor, 595 College Ave. DeKalb, IL 60115

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Arts and Culture

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Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public


Art Museum, College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Art and Design
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