Discussion: The 217 Whitney Biennial and Controversy

7:39 PM


What’s Wrong with this Picture?

Lets discuss.
Wednesday, April 19th 5:30-7:30pm  Higgins Auditorium 018

The 2017 Whitney Biennial has sparked recent debate and controversy by exhibiting Dana Schutz’s “Open Casket” painting of Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 - August 28, 1955), an African American teenager lynched at age 14 after being falsely accused of flirting with a white woman.

Who has the right to use this image in art making?

Bill Gaskins, Artist and Associate Professor of Art at Cornell University will be Pratt’s guest Speaker.  He will facilitate a student panel and audience discussion to examine race and representation, photography, painting and the portrait, the politics of visual culture, art and the academy and the artist as citizen.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by: Pratt Institute Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies, School of Art and Design, Pratt Academic Senate’s Academic Initiatives Fund, Pratt UFCT 1460 Faculty Emergency Activity Fund, Pratt Social Justice & Social Practice Collective and Black Lives Matter, Pratt Institute.



Critical & Visual Studies
All Events Are Free And Open To Public
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