Points of View Speaker Series: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s with Dr. Kellie Jones
Sep
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

Points of View Speaker Series: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s with Dr. Kellie Jones

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In her 2017 book South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s, Dr. Kellie Jones explores how the artists in Los Angeles's black communities created a vibrant, productive, and engaged activist arts scene in the face of structural racism. Emphasizing the importance of African American migration, as well as L.A.'s housing and employment politics, Jones shows how the work of black Angeleno artists such as Betye Saar, Charles White, Noah Purifoy, and Senga Nengudi spoke to the dislocation of migration, L.A.'s urban renewal, and restrictions on black mobility.

Dr. Jones, a 2016 recipient of a MacArthur "Genius Grant," is Associate Professor of Art History at Columbia University, the author of several books and has curated numerous national and international exhibitions, including Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980 and Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties.

This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition A Collaborative Language: Selections from the Experimental Printmaking Institute.

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Complex Issues: SOUTH OF PICO: AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS IN LOS ANGELES IN THE 1960S AND 1970s
Sep
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Complex Issues: SOUTH OF PICO: AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS IN LOS ANGELES IN THE 1960S AND 1970s

Complex Issues explores difference, visibility, and representation through recent work by faculty of Columbia University and Columbia University School of the Arts in particular. Conversations invite challenging questions of racial, ethnic, gender, economic, sexual, religious, and cultural complexity, and how they are articulated across discipline and genre today. This event is preceded by a special opportunity to view Living in America: Frank Lloyd Wright, Harlem & Modern Housing, Wallach Art Gallery, 5:30-6:30pm. Co-presented by the Department of Art History and Archaeology; the Center for Jazz Studies; the Institute for Research in African-American Studies; and The Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery.

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Art Talk: An Evening with Kellie Jones
Sep
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Art Talk: An Evening with Kellie Jones

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5pm | Gallery Viewing and Public Reception
6pm | Lecture

Kellie Jones, MacArthur Fellow and professor of art history at Columbia University, has been rewriting the history of art to include artists traditionally excluded. Join a discussion of her research and curatorial work about contemporary African-American and African Diaspora artists and racial justice.

Free admission. Presented in partnership with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

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Black Art, Black Power: Responses to Soul of a Nation
Oct
13
10:30am10:30am

Black Art, Black Power: Responses to Soul of a Nation

This day-long conference brings together acclaimed contributors from the UK and USA for a series of unique presentations and rich panel discussions that explore the art, artists and social histories featured in the exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. Topics of discussion include the role of key cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles and New York in the development of American art in the 1960s and 70s, the influence of American art on British artists in the 1980s and beyond, and contemporary artistic responses to new forms of social and political change.

Contributors include: Sampada Aranke (San Francisco Art Institute), Celeste-Marie Bernier (University of Edinburgh), Dawoud Bey (artist), Margo Natalie Crawford (Cornell University), Elvira Dyangani Ose (Creative Time and Goldsmiths, University of London), Tuliza Fleming (National Museum of African American History and Culture), Mark Godfrey (Senior Curator, International Art, Tate), Lubaina Himid (artist; University of Central Lancashire), Kellie Jones (Columbia University), Uri McMillan (University of California, Los Angeles), Marlene Smith (artist; Chelsea College of Arts), Zoe Whitley (Curator, International Art, Tate), and Deborah Willis (artist; New York University).

 

This event has been provided by Tate Gallery on behalf of Tate Enterprises LT

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Author Talk + Book Signing: Kellie Jones: South of Pico
Oct
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Author Talk + Book Signing: Kellie Jones: South of Pico

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The California African American Museum (CAAM) and Art + Practice (A+P) are pleased to host esteemed author, curator, and Associate Professor in Art History and Archaeology and African American Studies at Columbia University Kellie Jones, who will discuss and sign her new book South of Pico.

In South of Pico Kellie Jones explores how artists during the 1960s and 1970s in Los Angeles's black communities created a vibrant, productive, and engaged activist arts scene in the face of structural racism. Emphasizing the importance of African American migration, as well as Los Angeles's housing and employment politics, Jones shows how the work of black Angeleno artists such as Betye Saar, Charles White, Noah Purifoy, and Senga Nengudi spoke to the dislocation of migration, Los Angeles's urban renewal, and restrictions on black mobility. Jones characterizes their works as modern migration narratives that look to the past to consider real and imagined futures. She also attends to these artists' relationships with gallery and museum culture as well as the establishment of black-owned arts spaces. With South of Pico, Jones expands the understanding of the histories of black arts and creativity in Los Angeles and beyond.

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A Conversation with Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. - CUNY Intellectual Publics Series
May
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

A Conversation with Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. - CUNY Intellectual Publics Series

As part of the Intellectual Publics series hosted by CUNY, Dr. Jones sits down with professor, author and musician Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr.

Ramsey is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Editor in Chief of Musiqology, a website dedicated to making musicology - the scientific study of music - attractive, fun and accessible to audiences around the world.

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Studio Salon
Apr
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Studio Salon

Join us for this special edition of Studio Salon as we celebrate the launch of Dr. Kellie Jones's book, South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s, an exploration of the vibrant arts scene in Southern California in the face of the tumultuous political environment of those decades. The evening's program will feature Dr. Kellie Jones in conversation with 2014–15 artist in residence Sadie Barnette, and Ashley James, MoMA Research Consortium Fellow in the department of Drawings and Prints, as they employ both the book and Excerpt in discussing migration, mobility and the future of black-owned contemporary art spaces. After the conversation join us for a reception and pick up a signed copy of Dr. Jones's book from the Museum Store!

This program is free with Museum admission, which is a suggested donation of $7 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. All seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85
Apr
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85

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IRAAS presents a panel discussion on the exhibition "We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85" [on view at the Brooklyn Museum April 21- September 17, 2017] which focuses on black women artists, examining the political, social, cultural and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism.
 
Panelists: Co-Curators - Rujeko Hockley (CC’05) and Catherine Morris; Contemporary Artists - Simone Leigh and Jordan CasteelModerated by Prof. Kellie Jons, Art History & Archaeology; Faculty Fellow, IRAAS- Columbia University

Photo Credit: “Jan van Raay (American, born 1942). Faith Ringgold (right) and Michele Wallace (middle) at Art Workers Coalition Protest, Whitney Museum, 1971. Courtesy of Jan van Raay, Portland, OR, 305-37. © Jan van Raay”

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The 28th James A. Porter Colloquium
Apr
7
to Apr 8

The 28th James A. Porter Colloquium

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In honor of Howard University’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, the 28th Annual James A. Porter Colloquium will turn to examine archival legacies of the African Diaspora. As home to Moorland-Spingarn Research Center and the historic Howard University Art Collection, Howard University’s art community is eager to facilitate a dialog concerning notions of African American or African Diasporic archival aesthetics that connects generations through photographic practice and the life the archival object.

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Black Voices, Black Art: Upending Convention with Kellie Jones and Kimberly Drew
Feb
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Black Voices, Black Art: Upending Convention with Kellie Jones and Kimberly Drew

Art historian, curator, and 2016 MacArthur Genius Award-winner Kellie Jones, has both rewritten and rectified the narrative of American art history by shepherding dozens of overlooked black artists into a canon that was narrowly white. With her single-minded focus on contemporary art of the African Diaspora, Jones has literally curated change. She discusses her career, activism, and vision for the future with trailblazing social media maven and blogger Kimberly Drew, a.k.a. @museummammy

Tickets available here.

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