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York College of PA, Appell Center for Performing Arts host Dread Scott artist talk on Feb. 8

January 18, 2023
Headshot of Dread Scott

York College of Pennsylvania’s Art Galleries and the Appell Center for Performing Arts will cosponsor a talk by artist and 2021 Guggenheim Fellow Dread Scott at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 8, in the Appell Center’s Capitol Theatre (50 North George Street, York). A pre-lecture reception will be held across the street at Marketview Arts (37 West Philadelphia Street, York) in the Third Floor Gallery Hall. The events are open to the public free of charge. Free tickets may be reserved online.

Dread Scott is a visual artist whose works are exhibited across the United States and internationally. In 1989 while he was a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, his work “What is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag?” became the center of national controversy because of its transgressive use of the American flag. He has presented at TED talk on this.

Scott's work has been included in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, the Walker Art Center, Cristin Tierney Gallery, and Gallery MOMO in Cape Town, South Africa, and is in the collection of the Whitney Museum and the Brooklyn Museum. He has received fellowships from Open Society Foundations and United States Artists as well as a Creative Capital grant.

In 2019 he presented “Slave Rebellion Reenactment,” a community-engaged project that reenacted the largest rebellion of enslaved people in U.S. history. The project was featured in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Christiane Amanpour on CNN and highlighted by artnet.com as one of the most important artworks of the decade.