Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass | Kids Out and About Rochester

Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass

MAG is pleased to announce the world premiere of Lessons of the Hour, a ten-screen installation by artist Isaac Julien. The work is inspired by episodes in the life of Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), the visionary African American abolitionist and freed slave, and by the issues of social justice that shaped his life’s work.

Lessons of the Hour is a meditation on the life, words, and actions of Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), the visionary African American abolitionist and freed slave, and on the issues of social justice that shaped his life’s work. More poem than story, ten video projections provide visitors with a special opportunity to be immersed in the spirit of this monumental historical figure.

Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass is the second exhibition in MAG’s “Reflections on Place” series of media art commissions informed by the history, culture, and politics of the City of Rochester, New York.

Isaac Julien photo by Thierry Bal

Organization:

Memorial Art Gallery

Location:

Memorial Art Gallery 500 University Avenue
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States

Phone:

585.276.8900
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Admissions Desk
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The event has already taken a place at this date: 
05/12/2019
Time: 
Wednesday-Sunday 11 am–5 pm *Thursdays and select Fridays 11 am–9 pm
Price: 
$15 general admission $12 senior citizens (62+) $6 college students with ID $6 children 6–18 FREE for **University of Rochester students, faculty and staff with current ID. FREE for children 5 and under *Half-price admission Thursdays after 5 pm

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