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Join on Zoom to hear from graduating senior Ashleigh Smith, Duke Class of 2020, who is majoring in art history with a Concentration in Museum Theory & Practice. She will talk about her senior honors thesis on contemporary black women’s self-portraiture and her multimedia online project at the Nasher Museum, Dreams of Defiance: Back Feminist Fantasy and the Direct Gaze.

She has been a member of MUSE, the Nasher Museum’s student executive board, and also Duke’s Black Student Alliance. She is a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. This spring, Ashleigh was honored for her work promoting social equity and justice at the university through her passion for the arts by the Samuel DuBois Cook Society. She was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.

Meeting ID: 632-534-523. Learn more.

Event Details

Date
Thursday, April 23
Time
12–1 PM
Tags
Ashleigh Smith, Dreams of Defiance, Duke Arts, Duke students, UCAE, Virtual
Venue
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
2001 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States

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