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Book Review: “Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi”

Book Review: “Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi”

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Programs
Curating the Cabinets – Barbara DuMetz

Curating the Cabinets – Barbara DuMetz

Wednesday, March 18, 202011:00 a.m. Barbara DuMetz, Artist and Freelance Photographer Throughout our presentation of Black Image Corporation visitors are invited to document the selections that compel them most and share them on social media using #CuratingTheCabinets and #BlackImageCorporation.
Curating the Cabinets – Asia Leeds, Ph.D.

Curating the Cabinets – Asia Leeds, Ph.D.

Wednesday, February 26, 20204:00 p.m. Asia Leeds, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of International Studies and Co-Director, African Diaspora Studies, Spelman College Throughout our presentation of Black Image Corporation visitors are invited to document the selections that compel them most and share them on social media using #CuratingTheCabinets and #BlackImageCorporation.

Archiving Identity & Preserving Our Image

Archiving Identity & Preserving Our Image

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7 p.m. Join us for a conversation about agency, iconography, authenticity, and the archive. Please register here. Participants include Rhea L. Combs, Ph.D., Supervisory Museum Curator, Photography & Film and Director, Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Art, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Myra Greene,...
Yoga in the Museum

Yoga in the Museum

Mondays, February 3 – May 11, 202012:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Enjoy yoga classes surrounded by works of art that emphasize balance, focus, and strength. Each class is led by a yoga instructor of color and is appropriate for all levels. The Yoga in the Museum teaching roster is below: February 3 and 10Ona Hawk...
Opening Conversation and Reception of 'Theaster Gates: Black Image Corporation'

Opening Conversation and Reception of ‘Theaster Gates: Black Image Corporation’

Theaster Gates: Black Image Corporation (January 28 – May 16, 2020) explores the legacy of the Johnson Publishing Company archive. Please join us for an opening conversation with Daisy Desrosiers, Associate Curator of Theaster Gates: Black Image Corporation and Director of Programs at the Lunder Institute for American Art at Colby College, and Andrea Barnwell...
Surrender at  Fort Negress:  A Repossession  Performance

Surrender at Fort Negress: A Repossession Performance

Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:00 p.m. In observance of Day With(out) Art*, choreographer T. Lang will explore the process through which individuals fundamentally shift how they conceptualize, strategize around, and tactically address struggles related to complex inequalities that affect their everyday lives. Through movement, and process-based community research with students and alumni from Spelman College,...
When, Where, and How We Enter: A Conversation on Amplifying the Legacies of Black Women Abstract Painters

When, Where, and How We Enter: A Conversation on Amplifying the Legacies of Black Women Abstract Painters

Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:30 p.m. Join us for a landmark conversation with women curators who are leading the charge to increase the visibility of Black women abstract artists. Panelists include curator Valerie Cassel Oliver, Lauren Haynes, Melissa Messina, and Hallie Ringle. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., Director, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, will moderate...
SpelHouse Day Party: Home Is Where the HeART Is

SpelHouse Day Party: Home Is Where the HeART Is

Friday, October 25, 20193 p.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate homecoming and join alumni from Spelman and Morehouse in the Museum for this annual gathering. Enjoy interactive tours of Mildred Thompson: The Atlanta Years, 1986 – 2003, music, food, and so much more. Featuring DJ Monday Blue (Tracy Adams, C’97) This program is organized in collaboration...