Isaac Julien: “Lessons of the Hour”

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Smith College Museum of Art (Elm St at Bedford Ter, Northampton, MA 01063)

Isaac Julien: “Lessons of the Hour”

December 17, 2021–July 10, 2022

Smith College Museum of Art

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Isaac Julien, CBE RA is one of the most important artists working in film and time-based media. “Lessons of the Hour” is inspired by episodes in the life of freedom fighter Frederick Douglass (1818–1895).

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The film depicts Douglass as one of the most powerful voices and visionaries of the 19th century—from his demands to abolish chattel slavery to his aesthetic theory on photography—and demonstrates how his trenchant analyses continue to resonate.