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COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Engendering Anansi

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Engendering Anansi

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:00 p.m. Kathleen Phillips Lewis Chair, History Department, Spelman College A multi-media performance paper on how women in the Caribbean manipulated folklore and storytelling, transforming the traditionally male, Anansi, into feminized versions ranging from Aunt Nancy...
"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...
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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: Engendering Anansi

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
5:00 p.m.

Kathleen Phillips Lewis
Chair, History Department, Spelman College

A multi-media performance paper on how women in the Caribbean manipulated folklore and storytelling, transforming the traditionally male, Anansi, into feminized versions ranging from Aunt Nancy to a variety of gender-fluid folkloric characters. These female Anansis, like the Brides of Anansi artists, employ and manipulate Anansi gaming strategies to their own advantage, and to effect stability and balance within their families and communities.

This Community Conversation is organized in partnership with the African Diaspora and the World Program, the History Department, and Telling Stories: The Ida B. Wells Barnett Collaborative.

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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.
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Community Day

Community Day

Saturday, September 27, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. A fun-filled exploration of Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art for participants of all ages that will include make-and-take workshops, interactive tours, a Story Teller’s Circle, giveaways from local cultural institutions, and more. Community Day is organized in partnership with the Department of Drama and...
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Engendering Anansi

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Engendering Anansi

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:00 p.m. Kathleen Phillips Lewis Chair, History Department, Spelman College A multi-media performance paper on how women in the Caribbean manipulated folklore and storytelling, transforming the traditionally male, Anansi, into feminized versions ranging from Aunt Nancy to a variety of gender-fluid folkloric characters. These female Anansis, like the Brides of Anansi...
"Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art"

“Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art”

Now on View September 4 – December 6, 2014   #anansi
Colorful and Commanding: New Spelman Museum Exhibit Enthralls

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"Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art" Now On View #anansi

“Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art” Now On View #anansi

'Brides of Anansi' Opening Reception and Gallery Walk

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Opening Reception and Gallery Walk Wednesday, September 10, 2014 6:30 p.m. Be among the first to view Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art and attend a gallery walk led by exhibition co-curator Leslie King-Hammond, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Maryland Institute College of Art.