Please join us for our first virtual, 17th annual Breakfast in the Park on Sunday, December 6, 2020. Each year since 2004, as an official event during Art Basel Miami Beach, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum has welcomed visitors to enjoy a lecture by a noted sculptor and guided tours of the Frost’s exhibitions and Sculpture Park.
We will keep the spirit of Breakfast in the Park with a lecture with 2019 MacArthur “Genius” grant winner Jeffrey Gibson. Gibson’s multimedia practice synthesizes the cultural and artistic traditions of his Cherokee and Choctaw heritage with themes from contemporary popular and queer culture. His work is a vibrant call for queer and Indigenous empowerment, envisioning a celebration of strength and joy within these communities.
Jeffrey Gibson (b. 1972, Colorado Springs, CO) grew up in major urban centers in the United States, Germany, Korea, and England. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995 and Master of Arts in painting at the Royal College of Art, London, in 1998. He is a citizen of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and is half Cherokee. He is currently an artist-in-residence at Bard College and lives and works near Hudson, New York.
Installation view: Jeffrey Gibson: When Fire Is Applied to Stone It Cracks, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, 2020, Photo: Jonathan Dorado, Courtesy of the artist; Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York; Kavi Gupta, Chicago; and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles.