Curator Confidential—Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite
- Thursday, September 22, 2022
- Free for Members only
Presented LIVE on Zoom
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Join Marilyn Kushner, Curator and Head of the Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections and Kwame S. Brathwaite, Jr., director of the Kwame Brathwaite Archive, as they discuss the exhibition Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite. Through stunning portraits, images of Harlem’s jazz community, as well as those of Black activism, and dresses worn by Grandassa Models featured in this exhibition, we see a reflection of the activism spearheaded by Brathwaite and his brother, Elombe Brath. Together they founded the African Jazz-Art Society & Studios (AJASS), a collective of artists and creatives that organized jazz concerts in clubs around Harlem and the Bronx.The movementalso encouraged economic empowerment and political consciousness in their communities through “Think Black, Buy Black.” Tune in to learn more about the exhibition and ask questions of our curator and special guest.
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