Internationally acclaimed artist, Alison Saar, will join us for two days of special programs to mark the installation of her imposing work, Sleeping Beauty, 1997. The print was purchased by students through a Mead curatorial project, funded by Trinkett Clark Memorial Fund.
Wednesday, March 1: 5pm - 6pm @ Stirn Auditorium
Alison Saar will give a talk about her artistic practice and issues of identity. The talk will be followed by a reception and viewing of her print in the Fairchild Gallery at the Mead Art Museum
Thursday, March 2: 9-10am @ Mead Art Museum
Five College faculty and staff are invited for an informal breakfast with Alison Saar in the Rotherwas Room.
Thursday, March 2: 12-1pm @ MRC
Students are invited to join Alison Saar for pizza lunch and informal conversation at the MRC.
These events are free and open to the public! Please join us!
Home: the Artshow, featuring the work of Edd Hann
WHEN: Monday, March 6th 6-9PM
WHERE: Prescott Tavern
***the art will be hung in the tavern until Friday, March 10th at 9PM***
Food and Sounds to be provided
"Curating The Flag: The Art and History of For Whom It Stands"
A Presentation by Dr. Michelle J. Wilkinson,
Curator at the Smithsonian Institution's
National Museum of African American History and Culture
6:30PM, Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Franklin Patterson Hall's West Lecture Hall
Dr. Wilkinson will discuss her book and exhibition project, For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People, an investigation into the ways artists and others have seized upon the flag to narrate pride, prejudice, and protest. Wilkinson will also highlight examples of flag-related objects from the collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Michelle Joan Wilkinson, Ph.D. is a curator at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Wilkinson's research interests range from African American and African Diaspora cultural studies to architecture and design. Wilkinson spent six years as Director of Collection and Exhibitions at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore. She has curated over twenty exhibitions, including two award-winning shows: For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People and Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists. Wilkinson holds a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D. from Emory University. She was a 2012 fellow of the Center for Curatorial Leadership in New York City, and she completed a short term residency at the Design Museum in London as part of her fellowship year. She is the founder and administrator of Blk Galactic, an online platform aggregating articles, resources, images, and art about the spaces we inhabit and negotiate.
For more information on, For Whom it Stands exhibit, go to: http://www.lewismuseum.org/FWIS
For additional information on Dr. Wilkinson, go to:
Through the Eyes of Rebel Women with Young Lord Iris Morales
Hampshire College, along with Holyoke Community College and Smith College, will host a visit by leading community activist Iris Morales, who rose to prominence in the Vietnam era as one of the first female members of the revolutionary Latin@/Latinx organization the Young Lords Party. Today Morales continues her esteemed career as an attorney, filmmaker, author, educator, and community organizer.
As a teenage activist in New York City, Morales joined the paramilitary Young Lords Party, a multiethnic, primarily Puerto Rican organization. The party, which disbanded in 1976, addressed the many socioeconomic needs of the working-class Puerto Rican community and the decolonization of Puerto Rico.
Morales will speak about her insights and approaches to feminist organizing within Latin@/Latinx communities and talk about ways in which the Young Lords Party and the Black Panther Party offer today's young activists a foundation to think about collaborative organizing for social change.
Morales is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, the first Puerto Rican to receive the prestigious fellowship. She also earned an MFA in integrated media arts from Hunter College. For 30 years, she has helped develop organizations dedicated to grassroots organizing and community empowerment, such as the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the New Educational Opportunities Network.
Her early political life was influenced by Malcolm X's writings and ideas of self-determination. As a high school student, she marched to end the war in Vietnam and organized tenants associations fighting for better housing conditions. At the City College of New York, she majored in political science and was a student leader and co-organizer of PRISA, the first Puerto Rican student organization on campus.
On Wednesday, March 22, 7-9:30 p.m., in the Main Lecture Hall in the Franklin Patterson Hall building at Hampshire, Morales will screen her award-winning film, ¡Palante, Siempre Palante! The Young Lords, and also talk about and sign her recently published book, Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords, 1969-1976. Both works document the history of the Young Lords Party and Morales's experiences as a member.
Free campus parking available at all lots after 5PM. Follow event signs to Franklin Patterson Hall.
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Holyoke Community College
Morales will also speak at Holyoke Community College on Wednesday, March 22, at 11 a.m. at the Kittredge Center, Room 301.
Iris Morales will also speak at Smith College on Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m., in Seelye Hall room 106. Performance poet Magdalena Gómez, cofounder and artistic director of Teatro V!da, in Springfield, and a vanguard member of the Nuyorican literary movement since 1971, will read from her work and introduce Iris Morales.
For details of the Smith College event, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1852695638341946/1852715775006599/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity¬if_id=1486831122039051
Holyoke's El Mercado
Iris Morales will also speak at Holyoke's El Mercado on Friday, March 24, at 6 p.m.
All events are free and open to the public.
Her visit has been organized by Hampshire's Wilson Valentín-Escobar; Jennifer Guglielmo, of Smith College; Andrew Fletcher, of Holyoke Community College; and Maria Cartagena, Program Coordinator at Community Partnerships for Social Change, Hampshire College. For more information about Morales's visit, e-mail Valentín-Escobar, Guglielmo, Fletcher, or Cartagena.
Hampshire College: President's Office, Dean of Faculty, Dean for Diversity and Multicultural Education, Community Partnerships for Social Change, School of Critical Social Inquiry, Africana Studies, Feminist Studies, and the Latin American and Latin@/Latinx Studies Program
Smith College: History, Spanish and Portuguese, Latin American and Latina/o Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Africana Studies, American Studies, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Steinem Initiative, Lecture Committee
Holyoke Community College: ALANA Men in Motion, Latin American Studies, Community College Public Humanities Center
This event is on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017.
It is held at : Main Lecture Hall, FPH
This event starts at 7:00pm.
This event is organized by : President's Office, Dean of Faculty, Office for Diversity and Multicultural Education, Community Partnerships for Social Change, School of Critical Social Inquiry, Africana Studies, Feminist Studies, and the Latin American/Latin@/x Studies Program
For more information visit https://www.hampshire.edu/news/2017/01/30/nyc-latina-activist-to-speak-at-hampshire or E-mail email@example.com
Now that we're back from break, we're ready to put our noses to the grindstone and our shoes (we can't swear in this description) to the fan.
We did such a bad job keeping on top of our work over break that now we're really in trouble, but rather than do anything to put a dent in the pile of work that currently makes me so stressed we can't even get started on it because every time we do we just end up looking up "what the fuck is wrong with me?" in JStor (0 results), we've decided to fulfil the social contract that we entered when we posted the image of our showdates on instagram (instagram.com/ndcimprov) which was the biggest mistake of our lives.
Enjoy the show, kiddos, and don't forget to bring your brains.
Black From the Future: An Afro-Futurist Project, Featuring Photographer Justin Emmanuel
Where: Prescott Tavern
When: Friday March 31st 6 - 8PM
Food will be provided
The artist's work will be hung in the tavern from Monday the 27th to Friday the 31st
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