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Betye Saar (American, born 1926). Eye, 1972. Acrylic on leather, 8 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. (21.6 x 34.9 cm). Collection of Sheila Siber and David Limburger. © Betye Saar. Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles

A Convening on Black Institution-Building

Saturday, November 10, 2018

1–4 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Honor the trailblazing contributions of leaders who founded and sustain Black cultural spaces and art institutions during a day of conversation, commemoration, and skill sharing.

Schedule:

1 pm Introduction: Alicia Le'Von Boone, Associate Curator of Public Programs, Brooklyn Museum

Session 1: Independent Art and Social Spaces

1:05 pm Keynote Interview: Linda Goode Bryant, Just Above Midtown, interviewed by Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels, We Buy Gold

1:30 pm Case Studies: Independent Art and Social Spaces, moderated by Ashley James, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum

  • OlaRonke Akinmowo, The Free Black Women’s Library
  • Monifa Bandele, MomsRising.org
  • Kemi Ilesanmi, The Laundromat Project
  • Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels, We Buy Gold

2 pm Roundtable: Independent Art and Social Spaces

2:25 pm Break

Session 2: Museums and Cultural Institutions

2:35 pm Keynote Interview: Thelma Golden, The Studio Museum in Harlem, interviewed by Kimberly Drew, Black Contemporary Art

3 pm Case Studies: Museums and Cultural Institutions, moderated by Ashley James, Brooklyn Museum

  • Amy Andrieux and Rolando Brown, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
  • Kimberly Drew, Black Contemporary Art
  • Kamilah Forbes, Apollo Theater
  • Kameelah Janan Rasheed, archivist and educator

3:30 pm Roundtable: Museums and Cultural Institutions

3:55 pm Call to Action: Tiara Austin, Public and School Programs Fellow, Brooklyn Museum

This program is free of charge, but please RSVP. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Watch this event on Livestream.

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