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Spike Lee by Jamel Shabazz

Introducing Spike Lee | Gibbes Distinguished Lecture Series

October 22, 2024 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM BUY TICKETS

The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce Spike Lee, Academy Award-winning filmmaker and respected art collector, as its 2024 Distinguished Lecture Series keynote speaker. This announcement comes on the heels of the auteur’s recent exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum Spike Lee: Creative Sources, which offered a rare glimpse into Lee’s personal collection of art and inspiration. Audience members can expect to learn more about the influence of the visual arts on the filmmaker and, in turn, his influence on visual art and culture. The Gibbes Distinguished Lecture series is founded by Esther Ferguson and designed to bring thought leaders of art and culture to Charleston.

Tickets go on sale to the public Aug 19; per-sale for members happens on Aug 1-18.

Spike Lee | Filmmaker and Art Collector

Academy Award® Winner SPIKE LEE’s iconic body of storytelling has made an indelible mark on filmmaking and television. He is currently in production on his latest joint High and Low, his fifth film with Denzel Washington, which will be released by A24 before a global launch on AppleTV+.  A five-time Oscar nominee (Do The Right Thing for Original Screenplay, 4 Little Girls for Documentary Feature, BlacKkKlansman for Picture, Director and Best Adapted Screenplay-Winner), Lee was awarded an Honorary Oscar in 2015 for his lifetime achievement and contributions to the state of motion
picture arts and sciences.  He is a graduate of Morehouse College and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he is a tenured Professor of Film and Artistic Director. Lee’s Production Company 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks is based in Da Republic of Brooklyn, NY.`