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by and about women of the African Diaspora
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself . . . And Reintroduce Myself . . . And . . .

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself . . . And Reintroduce Myself . . . And . . .

TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014 5:30 p.m. Multimedia artist Danielle Deadwyler, C’2003, back to the Museum by popular demand, will present a performance-based dialogue on the sexual, social, and personal benefits of “conjuring the other woman.”
BLACK BOX: Gloria Wilson, Center of Gravity: Assimilation, Self-Determination, Resistance, and the Black Art Teacher

BLACK BOX: Gloria Wilson, Center of Gravity: Assimilation, Self-Determination, Resistance, and the Black Art Teacher

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 6:30 p.m. Gloria Wilson, an artist, researcher, and educator, draws on the fields of cognitive psychology, visual culture, and education to examine how Black art teachers navigate academia and the art world.
Now on View

Now on View

Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman is now on view.
Yoga in the Museum

Yoga in the Museum

Mondays 12:00 p.m. Look closely at works of art on view through the lens of balance, focus, and strength; then connect these ideas with a yoga class led by certified yoga instructors Felesha Love, Wellness Specialist, Spelman College, and Makeba...
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BLACK BOX: Gloria Wilson, Center of Gravity: Assimilation, Self-Determination, Resistance, and the Black Art Teacher

BLACK BOX: Gloria Wilson, Center of Gravity: Assimilation, Self-Determination, Resistance, and the Black Art Teacher

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014 6:30 p.m. Gloria Wilson, an artist, researcher, and educator, draws on the fields of cognitive psychology, visual culture, and education to examine how Black art teachers navigate academia and the art world.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself . . . And Reintroduce Myself . . . And . . .

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself . . . And Reintroduce Myself . . . And . . .

TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014 5:30 p.m. Multimedia artist Danielle Deadwyler, C’2003, back to the Museum by popular demand, will present a performance-based dialogue on the sexual, social, and personal benefits of “conjuring the other woman.”
Xaviera Simmons: On Process

Xaviera Simmons: On Process

BLACK BOX: Roni Nicole Henderson, "an expanding self"

BLACK BOX: Roni Nicole Henderson, “an expanding self”

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 6:30 p.m. Through experimental film projection and live performance, an expanding self explores the deep transformation of an artist in the course of one of life’s greatest initiations, pregnancy.
March 2014 Newsletter

March 2014 Newsletter

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COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS - In Search of My Mothers' Gardens

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS – In Search of My Mothers’ Gardens

TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 11:00 a.m. Inspired by spaces created by her mother and grandmother, Jessica Scott-Felder, C’2005, will offer a unique performance and lead an interactive discussion on feminine ancestral memory in private spaces. Jessica Scott-Felder, Creative and Instructor  of Art, Spelman College
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS - Listening to the Voice of a Spirit: Can I Be a Conjure Woman and Still Make Heaven My Home?

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS – Listening to the Voice of a Spirit: Can I Be a Conjure Woman and Still Make Heaven My Home?

TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014 11:00 a.m. Alvelyn Sanders, a writer, filmmaker, and an ordained Christian minister, will discuss how issues about identity, memory, and tradition provide insight on the notion of different belief systems sharing the same sacred space. Alvelyn Sanders, Curatorial Assistant, Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries
BLACK BOX: Shantay Robinson, "Untangled: Getting to the Roots of a Hair Movement"

BLACK BOX: Shantay Robinson, “Untangled: Getting to the Roots of a Hair Movement”

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 6:30 p.m. Untangled: Getting to the Roots of a Hair Movement is a 45-minute documentary that examines  socio-cultural motivations behind why more Black women are wearing their hair natural. Comprised of personal interviews and dialogues with individuals in the hair care industry, Untangled  examines the personal and professional motivations surrounding the...
R. Nicole Smith – Biomythography and Black Speculative Fiction

R. Nicole Smith – Biomythography and Black Speculative Fiction

THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014 4:00 p.m. R. Nicole Smith, C’1995, will discuss “biomythography” (a term coined by Audre Lorde), Black speculative fiction written by women, and her graphic short story Metamorphosis Chronicles. R. Nicole Smith, C’1995
Community Day

Community Day

Saturday, March 22, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Enjoy fun filled explorations of Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman tailored for participants of all ages including storytelling, movement demonstrations, make-and-take workshops, art scavenger hunts, interactive tours, and more! Community Day is free, but registration is strongly encouraged. Please contact us at 404.270.5607, museum@spelman.edu,...
Sarah Lewis & Kevin Young:  A Conversation

Sarah Lewis & Kevin Young: A Conversation

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 6:30 p.m. Join us for this conversation about each writers’ interdisciplinary projects and the Black female radical imagination. A book signing follows. About the Authors Sarah Lewis is a New York-based art historian, curator, and author of The Rise: Creativity, The Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery. Sarah has...
Review: Renée Stout casts a spell, recasts tradition in "Tales of the Conjure Woman" at Spelman Museum

Review: Renée Stout casts a spell, recasts tradition in “Tales of the Conjure Woman” at Spelman Museum

February 12, 2014 Review: Renée Stout casts a spell, recasts tradition in Tales of the Conjure Woman at Spelman Museum. See more at: http://www.artsatl.com/2014/02/review-renee-stout-casts-spell-tales-conjure-woman-spelman-museum/