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"Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art" (fall 2014)

“Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art” (fall 2014)

Fiber is a medium of enormous complexity, versatility, tenacity, and longevity that has been mastered by women from the earliest beginnings of human history. Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art will explore how fiber has become a distinctive voice...
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"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)

“AFRICA Forecast” (fall 2015)

AFRICA Forecast is an original exhibition project spearheaded by Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., Director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, and Mangue Banzima, a creative and business consultant, which explores the dynamism of contemporary African fashion design. The...
Black Box
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...