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In Conversation: Modern African American Art

Opening Weekend

Included with museum admission

Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 10am - 4:30pm

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

Celebrate the range and variety of artwork on view in In Conversation: Modern African American Art with a two-day festival of artwork, ideas and performance.

 

DROP-IN ART MAKING

Collaborative Collage | 11 am-2 pm | Atrium

Join artist and children's author Bryan Collier to create a colossal masterpiece using a unique blend of watercolor and collage.

 

DOCENT TOUR

In Conversation: Modern African American Art | 11:30 am | Meet at information desk

Reservations can be made on the day of the program.

 

PRESENTATION

All Jazzed Up | 1-2 pm | Morse Auditorium
Reservations by May 29

Eric Jackson, dean of Boston jazz radio and host of WGBH's Eric in the Evening, delves into the connections between African American visual artists of the 20th century and their counterparts in jazz.

 

Tickets Available at the door. First come, first served. 

 

DANCE PERFORMANCE

EDGEWORKS Dance Theater | 2:15-3 pm | Atrium

Select dancers from this all-male company challenge and affirm perceptions of male identity, revealing strength and vulnerability. Featuring the work of Artistic Director Helanius J. Wilkins and other internationally recognized choreographers.

 

PRESENTATION

In Conversation ... Onstage | 3:15-4:30 pm | Morse Auditorium
Reservations by May 29

Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, The James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes Chief Curator, Richard Powell, art history professor at Duke University and co-author of the In Conversation catalog, and In Conversation artist Keith Morrison discuss the contributions of modern African American artists toward a larger American identity.

Tickets Available at the door. First come, first served. 

 

 

Made possible by the Lowell Institute

 

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