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MUSEUMS AS SYSTEMS The Studio Museum in Harlem Agenda: June 14 – June 15, 2022 | Time: 5:00 PM – 7:45 PM CST | Zoom In its inaugural iteration, Museums as Systems asks: How are museums systems of artistry, archives, education, labor, care, communication, and communities? By assembling curators, writers, educators, critics, creatives, and administrators in […]
CELEBRATE THE JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY EDITING WIKIPEDIA ARTICLES Join ART | library deco for our second Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! We will explore and update articles about JUNETEENTH. If you are new to editing articles using Wikipedia, want the experience, and have the time to learn a new skill attend this event in celebration of the holiday. *Free […]
“African Chief” ArtistMariano Fortuny y Marsal Title African Chief Date 1870 Medium Oil on canvas Inscriptions Inscribed, lower right: Fortuny ’70/ A MI AMIGO… (name indicipherable) PUBLIC DOMAIN ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO “A good chief is like a forest: everyone can go there and get something.” – The Congo “African Images” CC0 Public Domain Designation
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FOCUS: Jamal Cyrus NOW ON VIEW THRU –June 26, 2022 The Houston-based artist examines forgotten, ignored, or fragmentary accounts of Black American culture. He raises clear questions about “official” history, what is overlooked and why, and the biases held by those writing and interpreting it. Cyrus uses a […]
INDEPENDENT FILM Film Debut: September 1, 2022 Director’s Statement: This film chronicles the journey of trumpet legend Roy Hargrove’s last year as he embarks on his final European summer tour while reflecting on his life and the wisdom he wants to impart on young musicians. Roy is celebrated through priceless footage of his final days […]
Cover Image Credit: Martin Luther King, Jr. photographed by Marion S. Trikosko, 1964. LC-DIG-ppmsc-01269 Source: Library of Congress