The public is invited to attend the Rappaport Prize Lecture with Titus Kaphar at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Admission is FREE, but registration is requested. Please note that seating is on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited and latecomers are not guaranteed a seat.
Want to meet Titus Kaphar before the lecture? Come early for a casual reception starting at 6 pm. Wine, beer, and nonalcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Titus Kaphar is a painter and sculptor whose practice examines the history of representation. In his art, he appropriates styles and conventions from the art historical canon and, using techniques like cutting, shredding, and erasing, he represents them to illuminate social inequalities and address African-American experiences from our country's founding to today. Ultimately, his work confronts our past to highlight the inadequacies of our present. In Kaphar’s words, he creates works “that nod to hidden narratives and begin to reveal unspoken truths about the nature of history.” Learn more.
ABOUT THE RAPPAPORT PRIZE
The Rappaport Prize is an annual award of $25,000 given to a contemporary artist with strong connections to New England and a strong record of achievement. Established in 2000, it is one of the most generous contemporary art awards of its kind. In 2010, the Rappaport Prize was endowed in perpetuity by the Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation, assuring the ongoing support of contemporary art and artists in New England. Learn more.