MAM | Lecture: Valerie Cassel Oliver on Sam Gilliam

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Milwaukee Art Museum | 700 N. Art Museum Dr. Milwaukee, WI
@ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Lecture: Valerie Cassel Oliver on Sam Gilliam

Join distinguished curator and scholar Valerie Cassel Oliver, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, for a presentation on the revolutionary work of Sam Gilliam (1933–2022).

This presentation highlights Gilliam’s Carousel Merge 2, currently on view in the Museum’s gallery K119. Explore Gilliam’s legacy, his influence on Abstract Expressionism, and why his drape paintings dramatically altered the medium.

Presented as part of the Free Day + Celebration: Freedom! event, this lecture is free to attend.