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COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Connecting the Dots: The Heidelberg Project and the Power of Art

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: Connecting the Dots: The Heidelberg Project and the Power of Art

Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Aku Kadogo, Spelman Distinguished Visiting Scholar of the Arts, will present a special dialogue with Tyree Guyton, creator of the renowned Heidelberg Project of Detroit. Acting on his vision many years...
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: "Blues for an Alabama Sky"

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: “Blues for an Alabama Sky”

Thursday, April 2, 2015 7:00 p.m. Finding connections with Maren Hassinger’s ground-breaking contribution to performance art and interdisciplinary practice, the Alliance Theatre presents a very special evening with Pearl Cleage, C’ 71, the award-winning playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet commemorating...
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...
Can't wait to hear more about Maren Hassinger?

Can’t wait to hear more about Maren Hassinger?

Read her interview in BOMB Magazine.
Community Day

Community Day

Saturday, April 18, 2015 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. A fun-filled exploration of Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming for participants of all ages that includes make-and-take workshops, interactive tours, giveaways from local cultural institutions, and more.
Yoga in the Museum

Yoga in the Museum

Mondays, February 16 – April 27, 2015 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Look closely at works of art on view in Maren Hassinger  . . . Dreaming through the lens of balance, focus, and strength. Then connect these ideas with...
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"Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming"

“Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming”

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...
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...