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Anansi Reconsidered: Creative, Critical, and Connected Making in Interdisciplinary Education

Anansi Reconsidered: Creative, Critical, and Connected Making in Interdisciplinary Education

Thursday, November 13, 2014 6:30 p.m. Nettrice Gaskins, Ph.D., STEAM Director, Boston Arts Academy, will join Brides of Anansi artists Saya Woolfalk and Xenobia Bailey in conversation to look at how contemporary women artists look at nature and natural systems...
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Coiffure: aBUNdance

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Coiffure: aBUNdance

Thursday, November 6, 2014 5:00 p.m. Jessica Gaines Dancer and Choreographer Coiffure: aBUNdance presents a tale of hair consciousness inspired by the works of Sonya Clark from Brides of Anansi. Using movements influenced by Modern dance, House music culture, Yoga,...
"Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art"

“Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art”

Now on View September 4 – December 6, 2014   #anansi
Yoga in the Museum

Yoga in the Museum

Mondays, September 15 – December 1, 2014 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Look closely at the works of art on view in Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art through the lens of balance, focus, and strength. Then connect...
Become a Friend of the Museum Today!

Become a Friend of the Museum Today!

Please become a Friend of the Museum and help  us continue our tradition of presenting engaging projects that consistently expand art offerings in Atlanta, the region, and beyond. click here  
"Maren Hassinger...Dreaming" (spring 2015)

“Maren Hassinger…Dreaming” (spring 2015)

For more than four decades Maren Hassinger, a sculptor, performance artist, and the Director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute and College of Art, has created work that examines the tenuous relationship between nature and industrialism....
"AFRICA Forecast" (fall 2015 and spring 2016)

“AFRICA Forecast” (fall 2015 and spring 2016)

AFRICA Forecast explores how African fashion design has changed, evolved, and been practiced in an international arena. Including garments, textiles, photographs, videos, interior treatments, and furniture, this original exhibition, which is curated by Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D. and Erika Dalya...

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Coiffure: aBUNdance

Thursday, November 6, 2014
5:00 p.m.

Jessica Gaines
Dancer and Choreographer

Coiffure: aBUNdance presents a tale of hair consciousness inspired by the works of Sonya Clark from Brides of Anansi. Using movements influenced by Modern dance, House music culture, Yoga, and Afro-Caribbean dance articulations, Jessica Gaines presents a dialogue-driven performance about the inference of hair as an art form and a way to impart discussion about Black female wisdom and societal complications.

This Community Conversation is organized in partnership with the Department of Drama and Dance.

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Anansi Reconsidered: Creative, Critical, and Connected Making in Interdisciplinary Education

Anansi Reconsidered: Creative, Critical, and Connected Making in Interdisciplinary Education

Thursday, November 13, 2014 6:30 p.m. Nettrice Gaskins, Ph.D., STEAM Director, Boston Arts Academy, will join Brides of Anansi artists Saya Woolfalk and Xenobia Bailey in conversation to look at how contemporary women artists look at nature and natural systems for inspiration. Topics such as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) and biomimicry–a bridge between...
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Coiffure: aBUNdance

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Coiffure: aBUNdance

Thursday, November 6, 2014 5:00 p.m. Jessica Gaines Dancer and Choreographer Coiffure: aBUNdance presents a tale of hair consciousness inspired by the works of Sonya Clark from Brides of Anansi. Using movements influenced by Modern dance, House music culture, Yoga, and Afro-Caribbean dance articulations, Jessica Gaines presents a dialogue-driven performance about the inference of hair...
October 2014 Newsletter

October 2014 Newsletter

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Review: "Brides of Anansi" Spins a Web of Intrigue at Spelman College Museum

Review: “Brides of Anansi” Spins a Web of Intrigue at Spelman College Museum

October 15, 2014 Review: Brides of Anansi Spins a Web of Intrigue at Spelman College Museum. See more at http://burnaway.org/brides-anansi-spins-web-intriguge-spelman-college-museum/
BLACK BOX: C. Nicole Mason, Ph.D., Another Tomorrow: The Role of Place and Fate in Realizing the American Dream for Black Women

BLACK BOX: C. Nicole Mason, Ph.D., Another Tomorrow: The Role of Place and Fate in Realizing the American Dream for Black Women

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:30 p.m. Through poignant narratives and observations, C. Nicole Mason, Ph.D. explores the truth of Black Women’s Lives and the impact of community, race discrimination, sexism, and cultural stereotypes on their ability to achieve success and access opportunity in America. This BLACK BOX will be moderated by Michaela Angela Davis, image...
Museum Receives Award from Institute of Museum and Library Services

Museum Receives Award from Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will undertake a staff development and organizational planning project that includes three interconnected components: 1) leadership coaching for the director of the museum, 2) strategic planning, and 3) professional development for the museum staff. The leadership coaching and staff development will include an assessment of audience needs and...
Celebrate Homecoming with the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art – Welcome Home Reception

Celebrate Homecoming with the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art – Welcome Home Reception

Friday, October 17, 2014 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Join alumni from Spelman College and Morehouse College for a special welcome home reception including interactive tours of the featured exhibition Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art, music, and more. The Welcome Home Reception is organized in partnership with the Office of Alumnae Affairs.
Celebrate Homecoming with the  Spelman College Museum of Fine Art – Alumnae Yoga in the Museum

Celebrate Homecoming with the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art – Alumnae Yoga in the Museum

Friday, October 17, 2014 10:00 a.m. Begin the day’s homecoming activities with a special yoga class led by Makeba Dixon-Hill, C’2003, Curator of Education, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. Alumnae Yoga in the Museum is organized in collaboration with the Office of Alumnae Affairs and the Department of Wellness.
Review: "Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art" deftly weaves many stories, at Spelman

Review: “Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art” deftly weaves many stories, at Spelman

September 23, 2014 Review: Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art deftly weaves many stories, at Spelman. See more at http://www.artsatl.com/2014/09/review-brides-anansi-fiber-contemporary-art-spelman/.