Performance artist Theaster Gates

Performance artist Theaster Gates

Artist and social change advocate Theaster Gates leads the Black Monks of Mississippi and three athletes from Howard University in a performance organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to coincide with the opening of its newest neighbor on the Mall, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. We speak with Theaster Gates as well as the head track coach at Howard University about the performance, “Processions.”


  • Theaster Gates Artist and urbanist
  • Marc Harrison Head Coach, Cross Country and Track and Field, Howard University

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