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"Howardena Pindell" opens August 25, 2015

“Howardena Pindell” opens August 25, 2015

Howardena Pindell August 25 – December 5, 2015 Howardena Pindell is an outspoken artist, writer, curator, and professor whose career reflects the spirit of a creative risk taker, seasoned traveler, and an advocate for equality. She has been an influential...
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Black Box
BLACK BOX: Keith Purvis: "Travis & Tabitha"

BLACK BOX: Keith Purvis: “Travis & Tabitha”

Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:30 p.m. Travis & Tabitha is an independently financed dramedy directed by Keith Purvis about a 26 year-old failed fashion designer (Tabitha) and 28 year-old aspiring cook (Travis) who, out of necessity, become reluctant roommates on the Southside of Chicago. This unexpected situation forces them to make profound decisions on what...
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...
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.
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.
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...
POSTPONED - BLACK BOX: Shantay Robinson, "Untangled: Getting to the Roots of a Hair Movement"

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

Postponed due to inclement weather. 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 natural...
BLACK BOX: Danielle Deadwyler, (dis)possessed: the live mixtape

BLACK BOX: Danielle Deadwyler, (dis)possessed: the live mixtape

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 6:30 p.m. Channeling the funk of Southern musical pioneers like Outkast and Joi, (dis)possessed is a stream of consciousness mixtape listening party. Music, movement, sonic play, video installation, and lyrical monologues address the presentation of the black female body in popular culture through the voices of three female characters – an...