Conversations + Closing Reception
July 30, 2020 12pm PT
'I'll Be Your Shadow, You Be My Shade' by Dominic Chambers; 'Black Notes' by De Nichols; 'Half Face Mask' by Katherine Simóne Reynolds
Curator Jasmine Jamillah Mahmoud, Ph.D., introduces a series of dialogues among exhibition artists and scholars writing for the forthcoming Abstractions of Black Citizenship: African American Art From Saint Louis exhibition reader. These conversations will be followed by a virtual reception.
- Opening from Jasmine Jamillah Mahmoud, Curator, and Molly Mac, SU Galleries
- Kemi Adeyemi, University of Washington, in dialogue with Katherine Simóne Reynolds
- Nijah Noel Cunningham, Hunter College, in dialogue with Damon Davis
- Rebecca Wanzo, Washington University in St. Louis, in dialogue with Jen Everett
- Azzurra Cox, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, in dialogue with De Nichols
- Rikki Byrd, Northwestern University, in dialogue with Dominic Chambers
- Reception with the audience in conversation with artists and scholars
Virtual Youth Field Trip
August 1, 2020, 10am PT
'Negrophilia 56' by Damon Davis
Geared towards youth aged 10-18 (and open to all including parents, younger children, and community members), this facilitated artistic/educational experience applies lessons from each exhibition artist to foster creativity, imagination, and a commitment to anti-racism.
Suggested materials: paper, a writing utensil (pen, paper, marker), magazine or photos (for collage use), tape or glue stick, scissors, and optional: access to the internet.
A program led by Ashley Marshall, Education Assistant, Abstractions of Black Citizenship: African American Art from Saint Louis, and MFA Student in Arts Leadership, Seattle University.