Monthly Archives: May 2011

Exhibit | Lorna Simpson: Gathered

Lorna Simpson: Gathered, on view at Brooklyn Museum, “…presents works that explore [the] Brooklyn-born artist’s interest in the interplay between fact and fiction, identity and history. Through works that incorporate hundreds of original and found vintage photographs of African Americans that she … Continue reading

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Gil Scott-Heron has Died

Poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron died Friday, May 27th.  Scott-Heron will probably be most remembered for “The Revolution will not be Televised.” http://gilscottheron.net/

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Poem | We Wear the Mask

While writing the Prep School Negro entry, I kept thinking of the Paul Laurence Dunbar poem, “We Wear the Mask.” WE WEAR THE MASK We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,– … Continue reading

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Documentary | The Prep School Negro

The Prep School Negro documents the prep school experience of filmmaker André Robert Lee.  At age 14, Lee received a scholarship to attend the elite Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, a world away from his inner city home.  The film … Continue reading

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Upcoming Exhibit | Radcliffe Bailey: Memory as Medicine

Radcliffe Bailey: Memory as Medicine is organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia.  The press release states, the exhibit will be the “…most comprehensive presentation of works by Atlanta-based Bailey to date…[and]…will highlight [Bailey’s] experimentation with diverse … Continue reading

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Continuous Fire: A Seminar on the Poetry of Sonia Sanchez

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Exhibit | Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery

Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery is on view at Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, through June 26, 2011.  The exhibit was organized by students at Yale University and the University … Continue reading

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