Friday, October 23, 2015

Upcoming Art Talks: Fall/Winter 2015

Atlanta, Georgia

Sheila Pree Bright: 1960Now

Artist Talk 
November 19, 2015, 7:00 p.m.; reception at 6:30 p.m.

Cincinnati, Ohio

“The Enslaved Revolt:” The Origin, Impact, and Legacy of the Haitian Revolution – An Illustrated Snapshot of its History
Saturday, November 7, 2 p.m. Register here

Jacob Lawrence, Toussaint L’Ouverture series, no. 40: The Declaration of Independence was signed January 1, 1804—Desalines, Clevaux, and Henri Christoph. The people won out. 1938, tempera on paper. Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, Gift of the Harmon Foundation, 1982

Join Dr. Eric Jackson, associate professor and director of the Black Studies Program at Northern Kentucky University, for an in-depth look at the Haitian Revolution. This talk is co-presented by The Alliance Française of Cincinnati and the Taft Museum of Art.
At the outbreak of the French revolution in 1789, the colony of St. Domingue (Haiti) was France’s richest colony, the envy of every other European nation. The wealth of the colony was derived from a plantation system fueled by the African slave trade. Born out of conflict and resentment, slaves organized a slave rebellion in 1791 that resulted in twelve years of resistance to obtain human rights. The Haitian Revolution became the only successful slave revolt in history, and resulted in the establishment of Haiti, the first independent black state in the New World. This presentation seeks to examine this revolution as well as its legacy.

Free Members and Students, $10 Public
Reservations required: (513) 684-4515 or click above.

Artist Talk: Cedric Michael Cox
Saturday, November 14, 1:30 p.m.
Click here to register.

Visual artist Cedric Cox will respond to the work in the exhibition Heroism in Paint: A Master Series by Jacob Lawrence and share his work and inspirations. Cox is a graduate of University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program. His paintings and drawings, which fall between surrealism and representational abstraction, express themes ranging from mythical literature to musical allegories and beyond.
FREE Members and Students. $10 Public (includes museum admission)
Advance paid registration required: (513) 684-4515 or click the link above.

College Park, Maryland
Arts Program Gallery

Panel Discussion: Delilah Pierce and Art
Sunday, November 8, 2015, 3–5 p.m.

College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Panel Discussion: Second Floor, Room 2210

Reception: UMUC Arts Program Gallery, Lower Level                         

The panel discussion, "Delilah Pierce and Art," will feature art historian Floyd Coleman, PhD; art collector and author Jerry Langley; Pierce's great-niece, Wanda Spence; and Galerie Myrtis owner Myrtis Bedolla.

Detroit, Michigan

30 AMERICANS CONFERENCE: New Attitudes: Varied Perspectives on Black Identity and Changing Artistic Expressions                    Friday, November 6, 2015, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Admission fee required. Order tickets

Keynote Speaker: Touré, Journalist, culture critic and television host

Panel Moderators: Kirsten Pai Buick, Associate Professor of Art History, University of New Mexico; Jacqueline Francis, Associate Professor of Visual Studies, California College of the Arts; Michael D. Harris, Associate Professor of Art History and African American Studies, Emory University; Samantha Astrid Noel, Assistant Professor of Art History, Wayne State University
The DIA’s General Motors Center for African American Art presents a conference featuring journalist, culture critic and television host Touré as keynote speaker. Four panels of artists and scholars discuss issues relevant to contemporary African American artists’ perspectives on black identity and its changing artistic expression during the past 40 years.
Fort Worth, Texas

Lecture: Charles Gaines
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7 p.m.

Artist Charles Gaines shares ideas that have informed his long and influential career. The  lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Museum’s auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. and is limited to 250.

Lincoln, Nebraska
University of Nebraska Lincoln

Lecture: Dr. Jane Rhodes  
Monday, October 26, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Jane Rhodes, department head and professor of African American studies at the University of Illinois– Chicago, presents Visualizing Black Power: The Cultural Politics of a Social Movement in which she discusses the role of visual culture as a mobilizing and strategic tool of black power organizations and activists in the middle of the 20th century. Diverse and wide-ranging groups including the Nation of Islam, Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, Black Panther Party, and US government created symbols, iconography, and visual messages to further their social and political goals. These examples will be considered in the context of the 1960s culture of protest and the broader black freedom movement. A reception will follow.

Co-sponsored by the UNL Department of History and Institute for Ethnic Studies.


Gallery Talk on Emory Douglas                                                       Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 12:00 to 12:45 p.m.  

Stacy Asher and Aaron Sutherlen, co-curators of Emory Douglas: Power to the People, the Struggle Continues.

New York, New York
The Morgan Library and Museum

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Artist Talk: A Conversation with Martin Puryear

In conjunction with the exhibition Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions, the artist discusses the role of drawing in his practice and the relationship of his works on paper to his sculptures with Isabelle Dervaux, Acquavella Curator of Modern & Contemporary Drawings, and Nadia Perucic, Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Drawings. 

Tickets: $15; $10 for Members; free for students with valid ID

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John W. Mosley: Cultural Warrior
: Diane Turner, PhD, curator of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection

Saturday, October 24, 3:00 p.m. $15 ($10 members)
Diane Turner will discuss photographer John W. Mosley’s role in deconstructing stereotypical images of black Americans in popular culture and the media through his documentation of the culture, history, and everyday life of Americans of African descent in the Philadelphia region.

Black Printmakers and the WPA
Lecturer: Leslie King-Hammond, PhD, Graduate Dean Emeritus and Founding Director, Center for Race and Culture, Maryland Institute College of Art
Monday, October 26, 11:00 a.m. $15 ($10 members)
The Works Projects Administration (WPA) provided opportunities for black artists to explore their creativity, gain access to new technology, and develop their artistic voices. Leslie King-Hammond will discuss the visual legacy of the WPA and printmaking pursuits by black artists in Philadelphia and other urban centers around the country.This lecture is presented as part of The Print Center 100

The Adored Maverick: Barbara Bullock
Lecturer: A. M. Weaver, independent curator and art journalist
Monday, November 9, 1:00 p.m. $15 ($10 members)
A. M. Weaver describes Barbara Bullock, an artist in the exhibition We
Speak: Black Artists in Philadelphia, 1920s–1970s, as a maverick in post–World War II America. Bullock’s early work reflected her experiences as a black woman. Weaver will analyze the influence of Bullock’s travels throughout the African diaspora and the United States and the resulting shift in her work.

Panel Discussion: Breaking Barriers, Black Artists in Philadelphia
Saturday, January 23, 2016, 3:00 p.m. $15 ($10 members)
Paul Adkins, opera singer, teacher, and producer; Louis Massiah, founder and director of Scribe Video Center; Ursula Rucker, poet and performer; Kariamu Welsh, PhD, choreographer and professor at Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University; moderated by Warren Oree, director, Lifeline Music Coalition

Panelists will share stories about the challenges and journeys taken in pursuit of their art and will explore the role of Philadelphia’s cultural institutions in their careers.

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