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Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 4:00pm

Tickets & Registration

The Conversation

$10 General Admission 
FREE to CAC Members
Includes Admission to the 30 Americans exhibition on Saturday, June 14 between 11am – 5pm

Reserve Tickets for the Conversation

The Reception

$30 General Admission
$30 CAC Members

Reserve Tickets for the Reception

Note: Tickets to the conversation and the reception are sold separately.

Seating is limited. Free member tickets not claimed 20 minutes prior to show time may be released for sale.

Member discounts are applied automatically at checkout when you register and sign in using the email address associated with your membership. Discount availability is determined by membership level

Email or Call the CAC Box Office at 504.528.3800 for questions or assistance.

All programs are subject to change.


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Join Joy Reid, host of MSNBC’s The Reid Report, and 30 Americans Artist Hank Willis Thomas for an intimate conversation about art, life, and the historical and persistent stereotypes that afflict people of color in the media. The conversation coincides with the closing weekend of the ongoing 30 Americans exhibition.

The discussion will be followed by a cocktail reception with Ms. Reid and Mr. Thomas, sponsored by MSNBC, from 5pm to 7pm in the CAC’s First Floor Gallery. Cuisine is being provided by Palate New Orleans.


Please note that tickets to the conversation and the reception are sold separately.

Joy Reid is the host of MSNBC’s The Reid Report. She is also the managing editor of, a political columnist for the Miami Herald, and editor of the political blog The Reid Report. She has worked in television and radio news since 1998, including for WTVJ and Fox station WSVN. Reid is a graduate of Harvard University, where she majored in visual arts with a concentration in documentary film.

Hank Willis Thomas is a conceptual artist whose work focuses on themes related to identity, media, and popular culture. By incorporating recognizable icons into his work, many from well-known advertising and branding campaigns, Thomas is able to talk explicitly about race, class and history in a medium that almost everyone can decode.

His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world including the Birmingham Museum of Art; the Musée du Quai Branly and the Galerie Anne De Villepoix in Paris; the Annarumma 404 in Milan; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Modern Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Thomas received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography and African studies from New York University’s Tisch School of Arts and a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography and another in visual criticism from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Hank Willis Thomas

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