Professional Development Seminar: Chris Ofili

  • Chris Ofili, Afronirvana, 2002. Oil, acrylic, polyester resin, aluminum foil, glitter, map pins, and elephant dung on canvas, 108 × 144 in (274.3 × 365.7 cm). Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London, and Victoria Miro, LondonChris Ofili, Afronirvana, 2002. Oil, acrylic, polyester resin, aluminum foil, glitter, map pins, and elephant dung on canvas, 108 × 144 in (274.3 × 365.7 cm). Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London, and Victoria Miro, London

Join New Museum staff on Tuesday, November 4, for a professional development seminar for high school teachers related to the exhibition “Chris Ofili: Night and Day” at the New Museum, on view October 29, 2014–February 1, 2015.

Occupying the Museum’s three main galleries, “Chris Ofili: Night and Day” will span the artist’s influential career, encompassing his paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Over the past two decades, Ofili has become identified with vibrant, meticulously executed, elaborate artworks that meld figuration, abstraction, and decoration. In his extremely diverse oeuvre, Ofili has taken imagery and inspiration from such disparate, history-spanning sources as the Bible, hip-hop music, Zimbabwean cave paintings, Blaxploitation films, and William Blake’s poems. As the title of the exhibition suggests, Ofili’s practice has undergone constant changes, moving from boldly expressive to deeply introspective across an experimental and prodigious body of work. The exhibition will feature over thirty of Ofili’s major paintings, a vast quantity of drawings, and a selection of sculptures from over the course of his twenty-year career.
Morning Session
9:30 AM–12 PM: Join us for an exhibition walkthrough and conversation about the show.
Afternoon Session 
$5
1 PM: Take a closer look at the featured exhibition through a hands-on workshop and discussion. Participation is limited.
The New Museum welcomes educators of all disciplines, but this program is geared toward high school teachers. Reservations are honored on a first-come, first-served basis. 
RSVP required for both sessions. RSVP HERE! To buy tickets for the afternoon workshop, click HERE.
Contact gclass@newmuseum.org or 212.219.1222 ×231 with questions.

Professional Development Seminar: Chris Ofili

Join New Museum staff on Tuesday, November 4, for a professional development seminar for high school teachers related to the exhibition “Chris Ofili: Night and Day” at the New Museum, on view October 29, 2014–February 1, 2015.