Welcoming the Embrace

Thursday, June 22, 2023
5:00 pm–6:45 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2023-06-22 17:00:00 2023-06-22 18:45:00 Welcoming the Embrace 06/22/2023 5–6:45 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Directed by John Adekoje, Miranda Adekoje, Noah Christofer, Darrus Sands (USA, 2023, 45 min.).

This documentary looks at the creation of The Embrace, artist Hank Willis Thomas’s new memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King at Boston Common. Hear from locals about the meaning of the public art installation and its importance for Boston.

Preceded By

The Boston Photograph

Directed by Clennon King (USA, 2023, 8 min.)

Before the screening, watch this short film about a 91-year-old woman who shares her memories of dating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and studying with Coretta Scott King before the couple met in Boston.

Followed By

Q and A Discussion

Enjoy a Q and A session with the filmmakers after the screening.

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Wheelchair accessible

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