2/16/22: DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED VIRTUAL. REGISTER FOR FREE HERE.
As a complement to the exhibition Lorna Simpson: Heads, RE: Ebony and Jet explores the roles of these preeminent Black publications in visual culture and media.
CAM encourages attendees to arrive for the discussion with their own ideas, memories, and anecdotes to share relating to the meaning of Ebony and Jet in their lives, responding to the question: What do Ebony and Jet mean to you? This virtual event will be hosted as a meeting platform, and we invite all guests to participate.
The program will be moderated by art historian and curator Bridget R. Cooks, author of Exhibiting Blackness and an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine. Invited guest speakers include:
- Danielle Brown, reporter with the St. Louis American newspaper;
- Adrienne Davis, William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity at Washington University in St. Louis;
- Raven Maragh-Lloyd, Assistant Professor of Critical Black Digital Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis;
- Christopher Tinson, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Saint Louis University.
We will be providing virtual backgrounds, and we invite you to follow along with instructions from CAM’s Community Access Manager CJ Mitchell for a hands-on, art-making activity involving Simpson-inspired collage techniques.