Saturday, January 12, 2013
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
How has the black female body been idealized and misread in visual culture? How might these tendencies affect black women today? Taking the work of artist Mickalene Thomas as inspiration, noted scholars discuss the issues surrounding the black female body in the context of the canon of art history. Visitors are invited to join the conversation. A tour of the exhibition Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe will precede and follow the discussion at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Michaela angela Davis of MAD Free: Liberating Conversations About Our Image, Beauty and Power will host a post-roundtable discussion.
As space is limited, advance ticket purchase for Museum admission and entrance to the program is recommended via www.museumtix.com. Museum Members receive free admission; please call the Membership Hotline at (718) 501-6326 for reservations.