Gavin Benjamin: Break Down and Let It All Out

Combining the instillation of a domestic space owned by a fictional Black family for nearly 250 years with psychologically rick portraits of local community members, this exhibition acknowledges the past, visualizes possibilities for the present, and gestures to a more equitable future.

2022 30 Nov
recurring event
  • Admission:
    FREE
  • Location:
    The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
  • 221 N. Main St.
  • 15601, Pennsylvania 15601
The inaugural project of the Museum’s new contemporary series in its historic paneled rooms, Gavin Benjamin: Break Down and Let It All Out combines the installation of a domestic space owned by a fictional Black family for nearly 250 years with psychologically rich portraits of local community members. Benjamin, born in Guyana, South America, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, makes work that reimagines the genre and traditions of portraiture. The exhibition acknowledges the past, visualizes possibilities for the present, and, perhaps, gestures to a more equitable future. 

Upcoming Dates For This Event:

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