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Yoga in the Museum Resumes
'Beverly Buchanan – Ruins and Rituals'
Please give to the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art during its 20th anniversary season

Please give to the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art during its 20th anniversary season

2016 has been an exceptional year for the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. During this season of charitable giving, relive highlights from our 20th anniversary and consider supporting the Museum by making a tax-deductible gift. Your generosity will help...
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Community Conversations
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS - In Search of My Mothers' Gardens

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS – In Search of My Mothers’ Gardens

TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 11:00 a.m. Inspired by spaces created by her mother and grandmother, Jessica Scott-Felder, C’2005, will offer a unique performance and lead an interactive discussion on feminine ancestral memory in private spaces. Jessica Scott-Felder, Creative and Instructor  of Art, Spelman College
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS - Listening to the Voice of a Spirit: Can I Be a Conjure Woman and Still Make Heaven My Home?

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS – Listening to the Voice of a Spirit: Can I Be a Conjure Woman and Still Make Heaven My Home?

TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014 11:00 a.m. Alvelyn Sanders, a writer, filmmaker, and an ordained Christian minister, will discuss how issues about identity, memory, and tradition provide insight on the notion of different belief systems sharing the same sacred space. Alvelyn Sanders, Curatorial Assistant, Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries
R. Nicole Smith – Biomythography and Black Speculative Fiction

R. Nicole Smith – Biomythography and Black Speculative Fiction

THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014 4:00 p.m. R. Nicole Smith, C’1995, will discuss “biomythography” (a term coined by Audre Lorde), Black speculative fiction written by women, and her graphic short story Metamorphosis Chronicles. R. Nicole Smith, C’1995
Alix Pierre, Ph.D. - Diasporic Healing Traditions in the Work of Visual Artist Renée Stout

Alix Pierre, Ph.D. – Diasporic Healing Traditions in the Work of Visual Artist Renée Stout

Monday, February 17, 2014 6:30 p.m. Alix Pierre, Ph.D. presents a multimedia paper on Renée Stout’s use of Fatima Mayfield, her healer alter ego, to unpack her thoughts on “the last missing piece” in the narrative of the African Diaspora and how her aesthetic (re)claims an African-based spirituality. Alix Pierre, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Spelman College...
Harold Pride – Sonic Visuals: Exploring Posing Beauty's Musical Connection Through The Eyes

Harold Pride – Sonic Visuals: Exploring Posing Beauty’s Musical Connection Through The Eyes

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 11:00 a.m. Eyes have been described as the windows to one’s soul and an indicator of joy, pain, and the truth. Join Harold Pride and several guest artists for a musical discussion on the stories known and imaged through the eyes of select subjects in Posing Beauty. Harold Pride, Finance Manager...
Cynae Tarver – The Many Faces of a Woman

Cynae Tarver – The Many Faces of a Woman

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 11:00 a.m. Cynae Tarver sees women as “multi-tasking chameleons that express themselves in a number of colorful ways to several different audiences.” From the boardroom and the bedroom to the sports arena and kitchen, Cynae will explore how a woman’s beauty is reflected in each of her leading roles in a...
Stephanie Goodalle C'2014 – Here and There: A Tale of Migration and Identity

Stephanie Goodalle C’2014 – Here and There: A Tale of Migration and Identity

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 11:00 a.m. How has migration informed who you are? Join Stephanie Goodalle as she discusses her family history throughout the States and abroad in an interactive walkthrough of Posing Beauty in African American Culture. Stephanie Goodalle C’2014, Student Assistant, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
Jihan Lang – My Beauty is ??: The Miseducation of Beautiful

Jihan Lang – My Beauty is ??: The Miseducation of Beautiful

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 11:00 a.m. The images of Jet Magazine’s Beauty of the Week serve as a catalyst to ask the question “Will my beauty ever be pretty enough?” This candid conversation led by Jihan Lang will explore the stigma of separatism and elitism embodied within our community and its negative consequences on the...
Harold Pride – Sonic Visuals: Exploring Posing Beauty's Musical Connection Through The Eyes

Harold Pride – Sonic Visuals: Exploring Posing Beauty’s Musical Connection Through The Eyes

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 11:00 a.m. Eyes have been described as the windows to one’s soul and an indicator of joy, pain, and the truth. Join Harold Pride and several guest artists for a musical discussion on the stories known and imaged through the eyes of select subjects in Posing Beauty. Harold Pride, Finance Manager...