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  • December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM
    December 31, 1969
    7:00 PM
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Day 10: Hank Willis Thomas

The world of advertisement—and all the sociopolitical implications it has regarding race, gender, and class—provide the launching pad for Hank Willis Thomas’ bold photographs.  Sometimes, his works include autobiographical information, as in Priceless #1, which riffs off the famous MasterCard slogan yet depicts the funeral of his murdered cousin, Songha Willis.

Watch Hank Willis Thomas explains the making of Priceless #1 at the Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute.

Hank Willis Thomas discusses his work as part of the Corcoran's Visiting Artist program.


30 Americans is organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. The presenting sponsor at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is Altria Group.

Additional support has been provided by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.



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