Join us for a dynamic conversation with revolutionary American artist, Emory Douglas. We will discuss Mr. Douglas' influence during the civil rights movement of the 60s and 70s.
How is art an agent for activism and civic engagement?
This lecture is being held in conjunction with walls turned sideways are bridges: narratives of necessity, an AARLCC exhibition curated by Marie Vickles and william cordova, on display through May 27, 2023. This exhibition disrupts, illuminates and reframes images and materials within a historical context in response to the social phenomenon surrounding "Black Resistance."
Emory Douglas was politically involved as Revolutionary Artist and then Minister of Culture for the Black Panther party, from February 1967 until the early 1980s. Douglas’s art and design concepts were always seen on the front and back pages of the Black Panther Newspaper, reflecting the politics of the Black Panther Party and the concerns of the community. A retrospective of Douglas’s art work was published in the 2008 June/July volume of Art in America, PRINT Magazine, American Legacy Magazine and the American Institute of Public Arts. An art book of Emory Douglas’s graphic artwork was published in 2007 titled: “Black Panther, The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas." It provides a comprehensive collection of Douglas’s graphics Form the 1960s and 1970s.
AGE GROUP: | Teens | New Adults | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Speaker | In-person | Exhibit | Discussion/Lecture | Arts & Cultural |
|Mon, Mar 27||10:00PM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 28||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 29||10:00PM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 30||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 31||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Apr 01||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Apr 02||Closed|