Performances · Exhibition-Related

“A Heavenly Chord“—Organ Activations with Shedrick Mitchell

Cover Image:

Theaster Gates, A Heavenly Chord, 2022 (still). © Theaster Gates. Courtesy Theaster Gates. Videography: Ben Kolak

In celebration of “Theaster Gates: Young Lord and Their Traces,” musician Shedrick Mitchell will activate the organ featured in A Heavenly Chord (2022) on select Saturdays. Performances will take place on the Fourth Floor and are free with Museum admission.


November 26, 1–4 PM
December 3, 1–4 PM
December 10, 1–4 PM
December 17, 1–4 PM
December 31, 1–4 PM
January 7, 1–4 PM
January 14, 1–4 PM
January 21, 1–4 PM
January 28, 1–4 PM
February 4, 1–4 PM


The activations will be presented onsite at the New Museum. Vaccination and masks are strongly recommended, but not required to enter. Please review the New Museum’s COVID guidelines in advance of your visit.


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Shedrick Mitchell is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, where he received formal piano training playing gospel, classical, and jazz music. He has worked on several projects as lead composer, arranger, and producer with such artists as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Wonder. Mitchell finds his greatest reward in teaching and mentoring up-and-coming musicians. He has received four Grammy Awards and recorded over 200 records encompassing styles as diverse as classical, new age, rock, jazz, country, gospel, R&B/soul, and reggae.


Support for “Theaster Gates: Young Lords and Their Traces,” can be viewed here.

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