First presented at Metro Pictures in 2019, Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass is a ten-screen film installation by Julien that explores the life of the visionary African American writer, abolitionist, statesman, and freed slave Frederick Douglass. The exhibition also includes Julien’s tintype portraits and mise en scènes photographs of the film’s subjects as well as a complementary grouping of works from the McEvoy Family Collection.
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