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2020 FALL CALENDAR

Keep Fighting by Eric Hart The Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA) & Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC) at New York University are both interdisciplinary spaces for students, faculty, post-doc fellows, artists, scholars and the general public. Founded in 1969, IAAA’s mission continues to research, document, and celebrate the cultural and intellectual production of […]

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EVIDENCE OF THINGS SEEN

Evidence of Things Seen: A Conversation About the Archives with Christopher Stahling and Steven G. Fullwood Monday, December 7 | 6:00– 7:00 PM (EST) Who authorizes the storyteller? Who offers our communities spaces to be archived and to be heard? How is Black joy archived? What sustains the builders of archives? These and other questions will […]

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Art, Storytelling and Starting Young

  WATCH THE VIDEO Art, Storytelling and Starting Young With NYU students Maya Aristimuño, Ashley Pena, Denise Stephanie and Sophia Wilson Monday, November 23 | 5:00 – 6:00PM (EST) When it comes to balancing social life and work, these girls have it on lock. Discussing what it means to “make it”, how they discovered their creative […]

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The Making and Unpacking of Beyoncé’s Black Is King

A Virtual Conversation with Co-creators and Scholars Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM (EST) Join the film's contributors co-Director Kwasi Fordjour, producer/songwriter MELO-X, co-writer Clover Hope along with musician/scholar Dr. Jason King, ethnomusicologist Dr. Fredara Mareva Hadley and Center for Black Visual Culture program director Dr. Joan Morgan as they discuss the creative process and cultural impact of this diasporic project. Moderated by Rujeko Hockley, assistant curator at […]

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IS HIP-HOP A RELIGION?

A Virtual Talk and Discussion with: Harry Allen Moderated by Piper Carter DATE:  Thursday, May 14th, 2020 TIME:  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (EST) Increasingly, scholars of hip-hop are investigating the culture’s intersection with religious meaning and sentiment. Courses are springing up at universities around the country, with works by Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, and […]

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Exposing Slavery – A Virtual Discussion

Exposing Slavery Photography, Human Bondage, and the Birth of Modern Visual Politics in America (Oxford University Press, 2019) A virtual book talk with author Matthew Fox-Amato Moderated by Daniel DawsonDATE: Thursday, April 30, 2020 TIME: 5:30pm - 6:30 pm (EST)

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Archives as Activism (when in QUARANTINE)

Archives as Activism (when in QUARANTINE) Monday, April 13, 2020  /  5 pm - 6 pm A Virtual Discussion with MIRANDA MIMS (co-founder of the Nomadic Archivist Project; Special Collections Archivist in the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation at the University of Rochester) SHAWN(TA) SMITH-CRUZ (co-coordinator of Lesbian Herstory Archives; Associate Dean […]

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ROBYN AND WHITNEY: A Song For You

  Robyn and Whitney: A Song For You   Friday, February 21st 6:00 – 8:00 pm NYU Silver Center, Jurow Lecture Hall 32 Waverly Place, 1st Floor (between University Place/Washington Square East and Greene Street) A reading and book discussion with author Robyn Crawford, author of A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston […]

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Freemasonry and the Visual Arts from the Eighteenth Century Forward

    Freemasonry and the Visual Arts from the Eighteenth Century Forward Historical and Global Perspectives (Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020) A book presentation and round table discussion with William D. Moore (Director, American and New England Studies Program, BU), Reva Wolf, co-editor of Freemasonry and the Visual Arts (Professor of Art History, SUNY New Paltz), and Deborah […]

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HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

  Holiday Celebration with Children's Book Authors & Illustrators Sunday, December 15th 2 - 5 pm LOCATION: Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art& Storytelling 898 St. Nicholas Avenue @ 155th Street, NY, NY From a three-year old being wowed by Amy Sherald’s majestic portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery, to […]

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