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BOOK LAUNCH: Joan Morgan

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Book Launch: She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Joan Morgan Joan Morgan in conversation with Brittney Cooper, Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies, Rutgers University Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the acclaimed and influential debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill with award-winning feminist […]

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LECTURE BY Jason Moran

Friday, October 5, 2018 Lecture by Jason Moran, jazz pianist, composer and interdisciplinary artist Join us and explore a riveting lecture on the archive of jazz clubs and spots in New York by MacArthur Fellow and Artistic Director for Jazz at The Kennedy Center, Jason Moran. Moran is a jazz pianist, composer, and interdisciplinary artist […]

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cit.i.zen.ship

Thursday, October 4, 2018 Opening Reception Runs through January 18, 2019 cit.i.zen.ship: reflections on rights, an exhibition curated by Lorie Novak and Deborah Willis The Department of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in collaboration with For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative presents cit.i.zen.ship: reflections on rights with photographs, works on paper, writings, […]

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AESTHETICS THROUGH THE PENAL HOLE – Nicole Fleetwood

Monday, October 1, 2018 a Decolonizing Vision Series lecture by Nicole R. Fleetwood The talk will focus on art making and aesthetic practices of incarcerated people held in solitary confinement and other types of isolation units. To make art in solitary confinement is to deliberately engage the sensory deprivation that occurs in isolation cells as a mode […]

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BOOK LAUNCH: Zanele Muholi

Thursday, September 27, 2018 Book Launch: Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness, Aperture Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness includes one hundred self-portraits created by one of the most powerful visual activists of our time. In each of the images, Muholi drafts material props from her immediate environment in an effort […]

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CELEBRATION OF MANTHIA DIAWARA

Wednesday, September 19, 2018   Join us in celebrating the leadership and work of Professor and award-winning filmmaker Manthia Diawara at a reception and screening of An Opera of the World. Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm 6-7 pm - Reception / Welcome / Remarks 7 pm  - Screening of film An Opera of the World (70 minutes) 8:15 - 9 […]

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IN CONVERSATION: MacArthur Fellows

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 In Conversation:  MacArthur Fellows Kellie Jones, PhD Nikole Hannah-Jones Louis Massiah Icons in the fields of art history, documentary filmmaking and journalism discuss and explore their visionary work and its intersections with art making, social justice, and history. Addressing current issues of the past and today New York Times investigative reporter, […]

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COMMITTED TO MEMORY: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon

Thursday, September 13, 2018 Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon (Princeton University Press) by Cheryl Finley Cheryl Finley in conversation with Jennifer L. Morgan, Chair, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis-NYU  Join Cornell University art historian Dr. Cheryl Finley for a book signing and discussion on how an eighteenth-century engraving of […]

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AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden

 Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Mary Schmidt Campbell, PhD,  in conversation with artist Melvin Edwards An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden (Oxford University Press) by Mary Schmidt Campbell, PhD Join Mary Schmidt Campbell, PhD, President of Spelman College and artist Melvin Edwards for a reading and discussion on her definitive biography of […]

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THE LITERARY MEWS

Co-sponsors featuring Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like A discussion with Marion Brasch,  Zetta Elliott and Siri Hustvedt who will reflect on the current crises that democratic institutions and governments around the world are facing as part of the rise of strong populist movements. Moderated by Marcia Pally. Friday, April 20, 2018 6:00 pm – […]

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