Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in partnership with the Spelman College Ida B. Wells-Barnett Distinguished Lecture Series and Atlanta Celebrates Photography presents the lecture Reframing "Black is Beautiful," with Deborah Willis, Ph.D., chair and professor of Photography and Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Cosby Academic Center Auditorium.The
Dr. Willis will lead a conversation examining and challenging conventional perspectives on identity, beauty, cosmopolitan, and community in Africa and the African Diaspora. She will also examine the relationship between beauty and politics and how such topics have shaped a new understanding of reading Black culture from the antebellum period to the present. The lecture, free and open to the public, will be followed by a book signing in the Cosby Academic Center lobby. Dr. Willis is curator of the exhibition "Posing Beauty in African American Culture," on view at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art through December 7, 2013.
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