In collaboration with the Ogden After Hours, New Orleans Film Society presents “Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts,” on Thursday, July 11th, 6PM at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Free for New Orleans Film Society members.
“Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts” explores the life of a unique African American artist, a man with a remarkable and unlikely biography. The film is a compelling human narrative that gives voice to a man who endures a long life of extreme hardships during an era of legalized racial indignities, to become one of America’s most prominent artists, exhibited in museums and collections worldwide.
Prior to the screening, Leslie Umberger, Curator of Folk and Self-taught Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, will discuss “The Art of Bill Traylor: Interpreting a Visual History.”
Following the screening, Ogden Museum Curator of the Collection, Bradley Sumrall, will moderate a Q&A with Umberger and Jeffrey Wolf, the film’s director, producer and editor.
FILM TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/295185947