3rd Thursdays @ the Snite: Artist Talk by Willie Cole Identity, Representation, and Transformation


Location: Snite Museum of Art Map

“Once you can see beyond the obvious, you’re in a whole new way of living.”

-Willie Cole


This artist talk is in conjunction with Cole’s exhibition Making Everything Out of Anything.  Cole uses everyday household objects—irons, ironing boards, women’s shoes, hair dryers, bicycle parts—to create works that explore African-American history, consumerism, economics, contemporary politics, gender, and race.  He has been referred to as an  “urban archaeologist,” for exploring universal and cultural concepts through these common, often discarded materials.



5:00-6:00 p.m.
Explore Cole’s exhibition Making Everything Out of Anything and enjoy refreshments and conversation

6:00-7:00 p.m.
Cole will give an illustrated artist talk in the Annenberg Auditorium

7:00-7:30 p.m.
Revisit the exhibition with Cole

All 3rd Thursdays @ the Snite are free and open to all.  Museum galleries and exhibitions are also open.


Free shuttle 4:45-7:45 p.m. from Compton Family Ice Arena lot to Museum or park in B1 or C1 lots south of Stadium and walk to Museum.


Friends Member Benefits
If you are a Friends member, stop by the Visitor Desk during any 3rd Thursday program to receive a voucher from Rohr’s at the Morris Inn for $2 off any pizza and a special new concoction, the Snite Museum of ARTini, for $8.  Not yet a Friend?  Join today!

Originally published at sniteartmuseum.nd.edu.