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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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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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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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presents Politics and Aesthetics in the Era of Black Lives Matter A Guest Lecture Series  featuring Robin D. G. Kelley “When Black is the New Black: The Limits of Resistance in the Neoliberal Age” How easy is it for Black bodies or “Blackness” to become a consumable commodity without any changes to Black life? Please […]

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The Institute of African American Affairs presents Winter 2018 Issue Release Volume 18, Issue 1  with:  Melba Boyd Monique Clesca Chester Higgins Mildred Howard Duane Niatum Friday, March 23, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm New York University Silver Center, Jurow Lecture Hall 100 Washington Square East, Room 101A, 1st floor (btw Waverly Place and Washington Place) […]

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AFRICAN DOMINION – A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa

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and Department of History present African Dominion A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa by Michael A. Gomez A groundbreaking history that puts early and medieval West Africa in a global context Please join Professor Michael A. Gomez and special guests Mamadou Diouf  (Columbia University/African Studies and Director of Institute for African […]

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