Healers, Guardians, and Nurturers
Location: Reynolda House Museum of American Art – Auditorium
Cost: Free with museum admission
Painter and fiber artist Stephen Towns and Curator Kilolo Luckett will discuss the inspiration for Stephen Towns: Declaration & Resistance, specifically the role African Americans have played in shaping the American economy. Moderated by Dr. Paul Baker, public historian and director of the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, the panel discussion will explore how Towns’s work challenges the nation to truly embrace the tenets of the Declaration of Independence. A student performance by the N.C. A&T State University Fellowship Gospel Choir will open the event.
Image: Stephen Towns (born 1980), Mary McLeod Bethune, 2021. Natural and synthetic fabric, polyester and cotton thread, crystal glass beads, metal and resin buttons, 43.5 x 64 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and De Buck Gallery, New York, NY.
Past Date and Time(s):
Feb 18, 2023, 11:00am — 12:30pm
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