Lecture with curator Gerald O'Grady
July 12, 2011 | 7–8 pm
5101 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006-
Gerald O’Grady, curator of the Upcoming film series to be held in conjunction with The Whole World Was Watching show at the Menil, delivers A Sermon on the Text: “Brutality was imprisoned in a luminous glare revealing the naked truth to the whole world” (quote from Martin Luther King Jr.) O’Grady was the Founder and Director of the Media Center in Houston, first at University of St. Thomas, now at Rice University, and of the Center for Media Study at the University at Buffalo. Later he was a Fellow of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University, where he collected the films of the American civil rights movement. He is currently Visiting Professor in the School of Art, Design, and Media; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.