The Toni Morrison Conversations – Bill T. Jones and Deana Lawson

Wed, Nov 13, 2019, 7:30 pm
The Lewis Center
Public / Open To All
The Lewis Center

The Toni Morrison Conversations — Artists Reflect on Toni Morrison’s Gifts to Life, Art and Culture

The first in a series of events spanning the 2019-20 academic year featuring artists engaging with themes, questions and possibilities relevant to the work and legacy of writer Toni Morrison. In this first event, legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones and award-winning photographer Deana Lawson are in conversation with Lewis Center Chair Tracy K. Smith with a performance by Rudresh Mahanthappa Tiger Quartet.

Additional events in The Toni Morrison Conversations series are being planned for February 4 and April 28, 2020.



Free and open to the public, but tickets are required and encouraged to be reserved in advance through University Ticketing online at Tickets available starting November 4 at 12 noon. Learn more about Toni Morrison’s life and legacy



Alexander Street, between Lawrence Drive in Princeton and Canal Pointe Boulevard in West Windsor, will close for about six months beginning on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, for road construction.

Construction makes traveling to campus more time consuming. Traffic congestion from all routes to campus during peak times (weekdays, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) will be higher than normal. Drivers traveling to campus along Route 1 will see the greatest delays. Visit for the most current information on detour routes, parking, and tips for planning your visit to campus.

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