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Category: Arts at Williams

April 2019

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Natalie Diaz and Ada Limón: A Reading and Conversation

Mon, April 1st, 2019
5:30 pm
- 7:00 pm
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A reading by poets Ada Limón and Natalie Diaz. Reception to follow.

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Performative Ethics: The (Superdome) Basement Tapes: Black Feminist Sonic Revolutions in the Archive

Tue, April 2nd, 2019
4:15 pm
- 5:15 pm
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A conversation with Daphne Brooks. This talk considers the underground performance practices of four black women musicians: jazz vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant, the mysterious blues duo Geeshie Wiley and Elvie Thomas, and superstar pop icon Beyonce. It considers the ways that each of these artists have produced repertoires that amount to laboratories wherein cultural memory and future possibility intersect and yield … Continue reading "Performative Ethics: The (Superdome) Basement Tapes: Black Feminist Sonic Revolutions in the Archive"

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Africana Studies & The Arts: An AFR/WCMA Collaboration

Fri, April 5th, 2019
2:00 pm
- 3:30 pm
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Join us for an interactive session with Africana Studies faculty about the intersections of Black Studies and Black art. This is one in a series of events commemorating the fifty-year presence of Africana Studies at Williams. To consider fifty years of Africana Studies at Williams College, is to acknowledge the ways that the formal study of people of African descent that was institutionalized … Continue reading "Africana Studies & The Arts: An AFR/WCMA Collaboration"

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Performative Ethics: Performing Refusal/Refusing to Perform

Mon, April 8th, 2019
4:15 pm
- 5:15 pm
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A conversation with Lilian (Lily) Mengesha, assistant professor in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, with affiliation in the Consortium on Race, Colonialism and Diaspora. Her research and teaching considers the use of theater and performance to address legacies of colonialism across various historical, political and geographic moments and places. She is currently working on a manuscript that … Continue reading "Performative Ethics: Performing Refusal/Refusing to Perform"

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Animating Museums: Creativity and Authenticity in the Art Museum

Sat, April 13th, 2019
3:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
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Adam Lerner, Director and Chief Animator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver presents WCMA's Annual Envisioning Curatorial Practice Lecture.

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