Thursday, August 5, 2010

Upcoming Programs/Activities: Mark Your Calendar

Birmingham, Alabama

There will be a lecture by Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 12:00 noon in Steiner Auditorium of the Birmingham Museum of Art. Dr. Cole, Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, and former President of Spelman College will lecture on “The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art Welcomes You Home!” This lecture will be followed by a private lunch with Sankofa Society members and Birmingham Museum of Art Director Gail Andrews. Sankofa Society are Friends of African-American and African Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art. For more information and contact:

College Park, Maryland 

Performing Race in African American Visual Culture Symposium is organized by The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, and the Yale University Art Gallery. The dates for this conference are September 15 -16, 2010. "Based on the understanding that race is an ideology performed on a daily basis, this conference will investigate how and why performances of race, mainly African Americans, are manifested or subverted in American visual culture." Call 301/314-2615 or email:  to register.

Harlem (New York)
ArtCrawl Harlem™ is a guided trolley tour of local galleries. Participants will visit seven Harlem art galleries and receive a 20- 30 minute “tour within a tour” at each site. Each ArtCrawl Harlem™ tour culminates in a reception with food, wine, and music. The dates for the ArtCrawl Harlem™ are August 7 and 8, 2010 (Saturday and Sunday). The Saturday trolley tour in from 12 - 4 pm, reception following the tour and lasting until 6:00 pm. The Sunday trolley tour in from 1- 5 pm, reception following the tour and lasting until 7:00 pm.  

For further information, including cost and to book in advance see: or call 1/ 800 838-3006. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

New Narratives and Reinterpretation is the theme of an informal panel discussion that will explore the trend among African American artists to use historic text and images in their narratives, which examines new perspectives and utilizes new creative formats. The discussion will be led by professor Keith Morrison, Tyler School of Fine Art, and will include Tanya Murphy Dodd (Philadelphia), Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum (Baltimore), Letitia Huckaby (Ft. Worth) and Nsenga Knight (Brooklyn). Save the date August 7, 2010 (Saturday) at 7:00 pm in the The Glass Lobby Gallery at Brandywine Workshop Print Shop and Archive at 728 South Broad Street (between Bainbridge and Fitzwater Streets), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more details visit: If interested in attending, R.S.V.P. by email to or call 215/546-3675.

Panel discussion: Click. Print. Collect: Creating and Collecting Contemporary Photography in the Digital Age at Sande Webster Gallery on August 12, 2010, 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the main gallery (2006 Walnut Street). For further details and contact information see:

Washington, DC

International Visions Gallery will have an Open House and INVENTORY SALE  on Saturday, August 7 from 12-7 pm and Sunday, August 8 from 1-4 pm. The Gallery will be offering rare reductions (20-60%) on work by their top artists. 
The inventory includes originals, prints, photography, sculpture and textiles. The sale will continue through August. The International Visions Gallery is located at 2629 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008. For further details see: or call 202/ 234-5112.


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