BEACON Virtual Panel: Shervone Neckles+Beam Center+LLHM

BEACON, 2020-21 Public Art Sculpture by artist Shervone Neckles in partnership with Beam Center

Join a panel with artist Shervone Neckles and Beam Center to reveal the making of BEACON, a public installation inspired by Lewis Latimer.

BEACON is a temporary public installation inspired by African American Inventor, Lewis H. Latimer and his 1881 patent for the electric lamp and 1882 patent for processing carbon filament in the incandescent light bulb. The BEACON installation is a replication of Latimer’s mechanical drawing of the incandescent light bulb and carbon filament. The fabrication process is designed to align the Beam Center’s mission of bridging the humanities and STEAM disciplines to improve the conditions of our society with the living legacy of a local and historical pioneer.

BEACON is a collaborative project between the artist Shervone Neckles, Beam Center and the Lewis Latimer House Museum.

Join us on Friday May 7, 5:30pm for an in-depth conversation with the aforementioned project partners, to understand the incredible process devoted to the design and making of BEACON in connection to Lewis Latimer’s historical legacy. The panel will be moderated by the Lewis Latimer House Museum.

This event is sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this event do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

5:30pm-6:30pm EDT