Joe Lewis ’75 is performing at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 4 p.m. The performance, "Three Black Bungalows," reunites Joe Lewis, Marion Cowings, and David Wells in songs of love, resistance, and poverty. The show is free and open to the public.
Joe Lewis, a renowned artist, has performed internationally with the likes of Charles Mingus, Keiko Bonk, and Julius Eastman. The performance piece is inspired by Lewis’ album, Three Black Bungalows, which was released in early October. It is an eight-song vinyl and 10-song CD with a blues flavor, garnished with folk and classical sounds. The album can be found on Amazon, iTunes, and Spotify.
Major: Art History
Campus Activities: Black and Latino Student Union (BLSU)
As a visual artist, photographer, conceptual artist and performing artist, Lewis has exhibited works nationally and internationally. The former dean of UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Lewis was named New York Foundation for the Arts Deusche Bank Fellow in Photography in 2008.
Lewis is the co-founding director of Fashion Moda in New York, where he has curated numerous exhibitions and performance events. He has also written on art for publications like Art in America, The LA Weekly and Artforum, and his work has been published in anthologies and peer-reviewed journals.
At Hamilton, Lewis was a Thomas J. Watson Fellow.