Derek Fordjour: Parade
Family Opening & Reception: Thursday, July 27, 1–4pm
On view: July 27 – January 14, 2018
Guest curated by Manon Slome, Chief Curator, No Longer Empty
Calling all families! Join Derek and the Sugar Hill Children's Museum to celebrate the opening of Derek Fordjour: Parade, a journey through the sense-memory of childhood and the process of forging an identity, inspired by artist Derek Fordjour's own experiences growing up in Memphis, Tennessee. Families can enjoy an afternoon of guided exhibition tours and a visit to Derek's open studio at the Museum. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Free admission.
Derek Fordjour was born in Memphis, Tennessee to parents of Ghanaian heritage. His work has appeared in exhibitions at Roberts & Tilton Gallery in Los Angeles, Sotheby's S2 Gallery in New York and Luce Gallery in Turin, Italy. A graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia, he earned a Master’s Degree in Art Education from Harvard University and an MFA in painting at Hunter College. Derek Fordjour is the Sugar Hill Children's Museum's second Artist-in-Residence since its opening in the fall 2015, and Parade is his culminating exhibition.
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