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Roy DeCarava (American, 1919–2009). Couple standing at car, 1952. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy of David Zwirner. © 2018 Estate of Roy DeCarava. All Rights Reserved

Brooklyn Talks: The Sweet Flypaper of Life with Sherry Turner DeCarava

Thursday, November 8, 2018

7–9 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Celebrate the much-anticipated new edition of the bestselling 1955 book The Sweet Flypaper of Life, in conjunction with our special exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. The iconic collaboration between poet Langston Hughes and photographer Roy DeCarava—whose work is included in the exhibition—captures daily life in Harlem through a poetic dialogue of images and words. Tonya Pinkins, award-winning actress, performs the voice of Sister Mary Bradley in a special reading from the book, followed by a conversation with publisher and art historian Sherry Turner DeCarava on the role of the arts within the larger culture.

Tickets are $16 and include Museum admission. Member tickets are $14. Not a Member? Join today!

To request accommodations such as assistive listening devices, American Sign Language interpretation, and open captioning, email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.