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JANET TAYLOR PICKETT
Janet Taylor Pickett was the first artist to be featured in the series. Her breathtaking work is a part of groundbreaking exhibit, Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and The European Modernist Tradition at The Phillips Collection curated by Adrienne L. Childs, PhD.
Childs and Pickett talked about the origin of some of her pieces and how they are reflective of her history and culture.
Revisit Dr. Elijah Heyward III in conversation with multi-disciplinary artist Sheldon Scott.
Through his use of performance art, sculpture, spoken narrative, photography, ephemera, immersive installation and written word, Scott surveys the intersection of race, economics and sexuality. With a critical lens of ideals of exceptionality of the black male form.
This insightful and thought provoking event took place January 9th, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. EST.
The Art of Influence series continued with a timely discussion between African American civil rights activist, DeRay Mckesson and Savannah Wood, director of the AFRO American Newspaper archives. Savannah discussed how her art had been influenced by the archives, the many images that she had found and how they had directly impacted her work as well as how she identified with her ancestors and their impact on her current ideals. This work also helped to shape her input for the book “To The Front: Black Women and the Vote”.
We learned how her work is directly impacted by her identity. As director of archives of her family newspaper, there is a lot of history that informs her projects. Watch the recording to learn more!
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