An Evening with Mark Bradford

An Evening with Mark Bradford

Thursday, November 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Recital Hall

Join the Howard University Gallery of Art and Department of Art for an evening with Mark Bradford, the Los Angeles-based artist commissioned to create a series of eight monumental collage-on-canvases that will fill the inner ring of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s distinctive curved galleries. The resulting work, titled Pickett’s Charge, draws inspiration from the Gettysburg National Military Park’s 1883 cyclorama, which depicts the decisive moments of the Battle of Gettysburg and thus what is considered to be the pivotal turning point of the Civil War. Bradford’s artwork mixes layers of colored paper with reproductions of the original cyclorama to create a dynamic collage that spans 400 linear feet, floor to ceiling. Pickett’s Charge will be Bradford’s first solo exhibition in Washington, DC and his first major American solo show following his installation for the US Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale.

This evening with Mark Bradford is presented in collaboration with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Photo Credit: Mark Bradford, seen in his Los Angeles studio with a detail of Pickett’s Charge, 2017.
Mixed media. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.
Photo: Agata Gravante


Recital Hall
2455 6th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059
United States


Free Event

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Howard University Gallery of Art
Phone: 202-806-7040