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'Lessons of the Hour' at McEvoy Arts

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McEvoy Foundation for the Arts

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Make a free, timed-entry reservation to visit the exhibition 'Lessons of the Hour' in 2020 at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts.

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On view October 14, 2020 – March 13, 2021

Lessons of the Hour

New Labor Movements

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To ensure a healthy and safe visit, all visitors must make a free reservation in advance or upon arrival. Making a reservation online in advance is strongly encouraged.

  • Timed-entry reservations are available to book on this page for visits in 2020 only. 2021 reservations will be available in December 2020.
  • Free admission includes access to all exhibitions and Screening Room programs on view at McEvoy Arts.
  • A limited number of walk-up reservations are available. A maximum of 20 visitors are allowed in McEvoy Arts at a time.
  • Reservations are 60 minutes long and begin at the top of the hour. Visitors should plan to arrive 5–10 minutes prior to their scheduled time. Reservations are honored up to 20 minutes after the scheduled time or until capacity is reached. Visitors are welcome to explore the galleries after their timed-entry ends pending availability.
  • Reservations can be canceled or rescheduled anytime, pending availability.

We will notify our communities via our website, email, and social media accounts if there are sudden changes to our gallery hours. Visitors with advance reservations will receive an order cancellation via email.

Please note that our neighbor Altman Siegel is open by appointment only.

Health and Safety Guidelines

Before You Arrive

Stay at home if you are feeling sick: Please do not visit McEvoy Arts if you have a fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or have had close contact with anyone who is confirmed or is suspected of having COVID-19.

Make a plan for your visit: Please travel light; McEvoy Arts cannot accept visitors’ personal items for safekeeping. Large bags, open containers, and food products are not permitted in the galleries. Wheelchairs, in limited numbers, are available for temporary use during your visit; please notify staff at the front desk or contact us prior to your arrival. Limited lot and street parking is available.

During Your Visit

Wear a face-covering: Face-coverings that cover your nose and mouth are required for all visitors over the age of five. Single-use masks are available at the front desk in limited quantities.

Keep six feet apart: Visitors must maintain a minimum physical distance of six feet from gallery staff and your fellow art enthusiasts who are not part of your visiting party. Please follow new circulation routes at select entry points to maintain physical distance.

Cover your cough, and wash your hands frequently: Hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout the galleries. Public restrooms are available to McEvoy Arts' visitors.

McEvoy Arts' top priority is the health and well-being of our visitors and staff. We are taking enhanced precautions for your safety, including: operating at reduced capacity; enhancing cleaning measures; implementing daily health screenings for staff; and requiring staff to wear face coverings.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. If you are part of an immunocompromised high-risk group, are in need of other accommodations, or have additional questions, please contact us at info@mcevoyarts.org or 415-580-7605.

About the Exhibition

Lessons of the Hour is an immersive moving image and photography exhibition by British filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien, CBE RA. It explores the life of Frederick Douglass, the visionary African American writer, abolitionist, statesman, and freed slave through a few of his most compelling speeches and moments from his private life. The centerpiece of the exhibition, Julien’s ten-screen film installation Lessons of the Hour — Frederick Douglass (2019), offers a contemplative, poetic journey into Douglass’ life and legacy. The film installation is accompanied by Julien’s tintype portraits and mise en scènes photographs of the film’s subjects as well as a complementary grouping of works from the McEvoy Family Collection, selected by Julien and independent writer and curator Mark Nash.

In the Screening Room

New Labor Movements is a four-part program of contemporary film shorts that explore the profound broadness of Black life across borders. Thoughtful articulations of movement feature in the works of emerging and established filmmakers to ask the question, “what is America today?” New Labor Movements is curated by Leila Weefur.

Acknowledgments

Lessons of the Hour was commissioned by the Memorial Art Gallery with the partnership of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.

frieze Magazine is the official media partner for Lessons of the Hour at McEvoy Arts.

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San Francisco, CA 94107

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