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Shaping Black Modernisms: Art, Culture, and Community In California

Date
January 23
Time
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost
Free – $25
Organizer’s Site
huntington.org/black-modernisms
Event Series Dates
February 23 - 24
Held on the occasion of the exhibition Sargent Claude Johnson  and a new commission Betye Saar: Drifting Toward Twilight, this two-day conference will explore important Black histories across the visual and performing arts.

 

Topics in this conference will address Black artists in the Bay Area, centered around the life and work of Sargent Johnson, and in Southern California, especially the artistic community that developed in nearby Pasadena, as well as California’s key position along the Pacific Rim. With talks by academics and artists, performances of music from the archives by Black composers Harold Bruce Forsythe and William Grant Still, and tours of the exhibitions, this two-day conference will celebrate Black creativity in California’s past, present, and future.

Location

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Garden – Rothenberg Hall
1151 Oxford Rd.
San Marino, CA United States
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Phone:
626.405.2100
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