Opening Celebration: Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power SOLD OUT
Saturday, September 15, 2018
10:30 am–5 pm
Cantor Auditorium (3rd Floor) and Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing (4th and 5th Floors)
This event is now sold out.
A portion of the symposium will be available for viewing on Livestream.
Celebrate the opening of the special exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power with art and conversation exploring the broad spectrum of Black artistic practice between 1963 and 1983. Learn about the groundbreaking work on view in a behind-the-scenes tour with Ashley James, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art. Then, join us for a daylong symposium including a keynote by scholar Margo N. Crawford and conversations with pioneering artists in the exhibition, including David Driskell, Sam Gilliam, and Faith Ringgold, and writers such as Elizabeth Alexander, Hilton Als, and Deb Willis. (Join us later in the evening for a dance party celebrating Soul of a Nation.)
Symposium (Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor):
Session One: Imaging the Self
Session Two: Art as Activism?
Session Three: Representing the Nation
Closing: A Call to Action
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