Springfield Museums Events September

Panel Discussion: Du Bois and Art in Our Time

Panel Discussion: Du Bois and Art in Our Time

September 29th, 2:00 pm

Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Presentedin collaboration with the University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Professor James T. Campbell leads a discussion with artists on current contemporary issues and on the vision of one of the greatest thinkers in American history, W.E.B. Du Bois.

Free with museum admission.

The Panelists

  • James T. Campbell is the Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History at Stanford University and specializes in African-American history and the history of the black African slave trade. His research spans the history of American slave trade with Africa, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights movement.
  • Mary Evans is a Nigerian born artist, living in London. Her work focuses on ideas of identity, alienation, and assimilation of immigrants from Africa in European countries. She is fascinated by “what they are forced to learn, and relearn, what they choose to remember and forget, how they are irrevocably changed.” She tries to express her own identity, which is a union of African and European elements, in her work.
  • LaToya Ruby Frazier was born and raised in Braddock, PA. Her work is informed by late 19th- and early 20th-century modes of representation in documentary practice. With an emphasis on postmodern conditions, class, and capitalism, Frazier investigates issues of propaganda, politics, and the importance of subjectivity.
  • Tim Rollins and K.O.S. have worked with students in the South Bronx for over 30 years. Rollins developed a collaborative strategy that combines lessons in reading and writing with the production of works of art. His work has been widely exhibited and collected throughout the world. His latest work was created with students from the Renaissance School in Springfield, MA.

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