Congratulations to artist Fred Wilson, the recipient of the 2020 Brandeis Creative Arts Award! Fred creates new understandings of art and culture, in particular, blackness and African history. Trained at SUNY Purchase as a sculptor, he also studied dance, theatrical lighting, stage makeup, archaeology and urban design. "Fortunately, I was in a school that allowed me to experiment," Fred says. How very Brandeisian! These broad interests naturally led him to question traditional ideas about history and race, even the notion that the color black can accurately reflect identity.
Fred will receive the Creative Arts medal from President Liebowitz and Dean Hodgson on March 3, 6:30 pm, in the Wasserman Cinematheque, Sachar International Center. You don't want to miss the artist talk that follows! It's free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Division of Creative Arts, the Rose Art Museum and the Office of the President.
Brandeis University Department of Fine Arts