Art, Activism, and Contemporary Resonances of the 1935 NAACP exhibition “An Art Commentary on Lynching” : Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Art, Activism, and Contemporary Resonances of the 1935 NAACP exhibition “An Art Commentary on Lynching”

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Conversations
March
9
6 PM-7:30 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Wed March 9, 2022
6 PM-7:30 PM

Location:

The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Audience:

Open to the public, in person

Details:

The NAACP’s 1935 exhibition, “An Art Commentary on Lynching,” and its use in anti-lynching activism represents a critical but often overlooked moment in American art history. Join us for a conversation about this historical exhibition, the intersection of art and activism, and connections to A Site of Struggle and our community today.  

Lecture by art historian, visual artist and curator Margaret Rose Vendryes, followed by a discussion with Rev. Dr. Michael Nabors, senior pastor at Second Baptist Church, faculty member at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, and president of the Evanston-North Shore Branch of the NAACP.

Conversation moderated by Janet Dees, Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and curator of A Site of Struggle.

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Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu