The Grace Jones Project explores the influence of model, actress, and singer Grace Jones. The exhibition brings together more than twenty works by an intergenerational group of artists working primarily in photography, video, and performance. Some artists pay direct tribute to Jones while others demonstrate a Jones-like sensibility in their engagement with the black body …
Sweet and Dandy is an 8-week film series featuring an entertaining mix of documentaries, shorts and narratives complementing both exhibitions on view at MoAD: The Grace Jones Project and Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity. The films explore how fashion, music and performance are expressions of resistance and pleasure, defying confining interpretations of race and masculinity/femininity in global Black communities.
Join us for a 3-part lecture series on Thursday evenings in February on African Diaspora Photography with California College of the Arts Professor Makeda Best.
Discussions will introduce audiences to key African American photographers, photographers of the African diaspora, and their work. Though thematically organized, these will be active discussions in which the attendees will be encouraged to discuss and respond to works presented throughout the core lecture presentation. A short bibliography will be available for interested attendees for further reading and exploration. Students will gain both an understanding of the history of African American photography and photography of the African diaspora, and a general introduction to the history of photography.
Reconstructing for the first time an important piece of African American history and placing it within the context of Civil Rights history, INSIDE BUFFALO, an award winning feature film, tells the story of the 92nd Buffalo Division, the all African American segregated combat unit that fought with outstanding heroism in Italy during the Second World War. They were called “Buffalo Soldiers,” these men fought two wars at the same time, one against the Nazis, the other against racial discrimination, and those who survived found that their contributions went unnoticed upon their return to United States of America.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Fred Kuwornu.
Purchase tickets here: FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION | Inside Buffalo – MoAD Museum of African Diaspora
I needed this today.
A CONVERSATION WITH JEFF CHANG AND ADAM MANSBACH
How do Americans see race now? How has that changed and not changed over the half-century? After eras framed by words like “multicultural” and “post-racial,” do we see each other any more clearly?
Go to the event website for tickets: The Colorization of America | CIIS