The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art presents a weekly series of films that demonstrating the music’s widespread and deep influence, as part of its ongoing exhibition “Art of Jazz: Form/Performance/Notes.” The nine films featured include performances by legendary artists such as Billie Holiday, Thelonius Monk, and the Count Basie Orchestra, documentaries […]
This short-form documentary by RoundO Films follows the development and culmination of Looks of a Lot, a collaborative multimedia work by jazz pianist/composer/performer Jason Moran, commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2014. Collaborators with Moran include the Bandwagon (featuring drummer Nasheet Waits and bassist Tarus Mateen), visual artist Theaster Gates, reedist Ken Vandermark, musician Katie […]
Boston-based artist, Dell M. Hamilton, responds to our Carrie Mae Weems exhibition with an intriguing in-gallery performance, engaged with the social and geopolitical constructions of memory, gender, race, language and history. Blues/Blank/Black incorporates key texts from two of Toni Morrison’s most well known and widely taught novels: The Bluest Eye and Beloved. In addition the performance also […]
The last day of the Carrie Mae Weems exhibition is an all day Winter Open House filled with music, tours and more. There will be a noon talk with Deborah Willis, a contemporary African-American artist, photographer, curator of photography, photographic historian, author, and educator and 2000 MacArthur Fellow. Free and open to the public. Directions/schedule at […]
The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art presents “Harlem: Found Ways,” an exhibit of art and photography that captures the rich heritage, unsettling paradoxes, and uncertain future of one of the world’s most culturally influential neighborhoods. Curated by Cooper Director Vera Ingrid Grant, the exhibition is anchored by photographer Dawoud Bey’s iconic portrait […]
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