Art & Culture

  • Conversation: Hugh Hayden and Chika Okeke-Agulu

    Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 5:30 pm
    Artist Hugh Hayden explores history, race and the creation of the America we know today through a series of site-responsive installations at Art@Bainbridge, the Princeton University Art Museum’s gallery space in downtown Princeton. In this talk, Hayden will join Princeton Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu, who specializes in African and African Diasporic art history and theory, for a conversation about Creation Myths on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m. in 50 McCosh Hall, followed by a reception at the Museum.
  • A Poetry Reading by Jay Wright

    Mon, Nov 4, 2019, 7:30 pm

    “one of America’s leading African-American voices.” — Poetry Foundation

    Acclaimed playwright, poet, and essayist Jay Wright reads from his work. Presented by the Program in Creative Writing and the Bain-Swiggett Fund in the Department of English.


  • a thread, a hair, a lineage

    Thu, Oct 24, 2019, 4:30 pm
    A special AAS 349 Course Event. Professor Sonya Clark’s work draws from the legacy of crafted objects and the embodiment of skill. As an African American artist, craft is a means to honor her lineage and expand notions of both American-ness and art. Clark is a professor in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College in Western Massachusetts. She holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2015 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from her alma mater Amherst College.
  • When Birds Refused to Fly

    Repeats every day 2 times.
    Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 2:00 pm
    Hearst Choreographer-in-Residence Olivier Tarpaga, artistic director of Nomad Express International MultiArts Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, presents this new work that uses a soundtrack created by the choreographer’s father’s band to visually connect the 1960s Sub-Saharan African independence movements to the painful fight for Civil Rights in the United States.


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