Calendar / Subject: African-American Artists

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Members of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective. Photo by Sherri Young.

Haiku in the Gallery - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us in the exhibition Solidary & Solitary with five haiku poets of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective, who will read from the new book of haiku poetry they co-authored, “One Window’s Light” (2017, Unicorn Press) and also read haiku poetry in response to works of art on view.

IMAGE: Members of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective, including L. Teresa Church, Ph.D, whose work has appeared in Simply Haiku and The Heron’s Nest, among many other publications; Lenard D. Moore, who received the Haiku Museum of Tokyo Award (1983, 1994 and 2003) and the North Carolina Award for Literature (2014); Crystal Simone Smith, author and adjunct assistant professor of English at Elon University and Greensboro College, managing editor of Backbone Press; Sheila Smith McKoy, Ph.D, author and professor of English at Kennesaw State University; Gideon Young, whose poetry has appeared in Modern Haiku and Obsidian, among many other publications. Photo by Sherri Young.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Pamela Joyner

MEMBER EVENT: Solidary & Solitary (invitation only) - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Nasher Museum members at the Sustainer level and up are invited to an exclusive celebration of Solidary and Solitary: The Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection. The evening will include a discussion about collecting and exhibiting this remarkable lineage of black artists with collector Pamela Joyner, artist Shinique Smith and exhibition co-curator Katy Siegel, senior programming and research curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Thaw Chair in Modern American Art at Stony Brook University. Reception to follow. This event is for Nasher Museum members at the Sustainer level and above. Not a Sustainer yet? Don’t miss out on this event! Please visit our website to join or upgrade your membership, or call (919) 684-3411.