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Question Bridge: Black Males

September 29, 2017–February 25, 2018

When Question Bridge: Black Males opened at OMCA in 2012, the five-screen video installation—which features some 150 Black men posing and answering various questions—was a revelation. Now, five years later, Question Bridge: Black Males has returned to the Museum, raising ever-more timely questions about what connects and divides Black men in the United States. This groundbreaking and poignant work, now part of the Museum’s permanent collection (it has also been acquired by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Brooklyn Museum) offers profound insights into the Black male experience in our country. 


Photography: Stills courtesy of the artists.

Question Bridge: Black Males is sponsored by the Bay Area Video Coalition and supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute: Campaign for Black Male Achievement, The Tribeca Film Institute, the Sundance Film Institute’s New Frontier Story Lab, the LEF Foundation, The Center for Cultural Innovation, UPM, DualStar Digital, and The California College of the Arts; and in collaboration with transmedia production partner Innovent, Inc. and general production partner farWord, Inc.

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New Look

Director of Exhibition Strategy and Senior Curator of Art René de Guzman discusses the re-installation of Question Bridge: Black Males.

Perspectives on the Black Male Experience

Read on for a selection of penetrating questions and insightful answers from participants in Question Bridge.

Creative Forces

Artists Hank Willis Thomas and Chris Johnson on the making of Question Bridge: Black Males.

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