An Afternoon with Lonnie Holley – POSTPONED
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED BUT WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE.
Due to recent developments around the COVID-19 virus, we’ve determined that it’s necessary to postpone Up for Discussion: An Afternoon with Lonnie Holley, originally scheduled for April 5 at the Museum. This decision was not made lightly, and we feel it’s the best option for the health and safety of Museum Members, visitors, staff, and our guest artist. A new date will be announced in the future.
All current tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date, and we’ll share more information in the coming weeks as we review updates from the CDC and other health organizations. Once a new date is announced, we’ll reach back out with details about ticket exchange.
The Museum remains open to Members and visitors, serving as a place for inspiration, calm, and respite in challenging times. All Museum patrons are encouraged to check our website, social media, and blog for the latest information on events, programs, and open hours. We look forward to rescheduling this program when it’s safe to do so.
ABOUT LONNIE HOLLEY
Lonnie Holley was born on February 10, 1950 in Birmingham, AL. From the age of five, Holley worked various jobs: picking up trash at a drive-in movie theatre, washing dishes, and cooking. He lived in a whiskey house, on the state fairgrounds, and in several foster homes. His early life was chaotic and Holley was never afforded the pleasure of a real childhood.
Since 1979, Holley has devoted his life to the practice of improvisational creativity. His art and music, born out of struggle, hardship, but perhaps more importantly, out of furious curiosity and biological necessity, has manifested itself in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and sound. Holley’s sculptures are constructed from found materials in the oldest tradition of African American sculpture. Objects, already imbued with cultural and artistic metaphor, are combined into narrative sculptures that commemorate places, people, and events. His work is now in collections of major museums throughout the country, on permanent display in the United Nations, and been displayed in the White House Rose Garden.
Up for Discussion
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