Theaster Gates and the Black Monks of Mississippi

    Special Event
    Saturday January 22, 2011 @ 12:00 PM

    Echoing his video installation in Grain of Emptiness, sculptor, urban planner, and performance artist Theaster Gates infuses the gallery with live monastic chanting at the top of each hour. Monks layer meditative sutras and gospel singing in this accumulative performance, juxtaposing the Buddhist and African American spiritual experiences. Each performance is distinct, building upon the experience of the previous hour.

    Free with museum admission
    Public performances at 12, 1, 2, and 3 p.m.