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Revelation & Rebirth – The History & Practice of Collecting African-American Art
Saturday, February 8, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pmFREE
Presentation by Nashormeh Lindo and discussion with Dana King
Nashormeh Lindo is a renowned arts educator who focuses on visual culture as it pertains to the history of African-Americans and their contributions to global culture. In conjunction with Art of the African Diaspora, Lindo will speak about collecting work by African-American artists, including the history of Black artists being overlooked by major institutions. Her presentation will be followed by a conversation with artist Dana King on contemporary collecting practices that are shifting the status quo.
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP if you would like to attend. Note, space is limited. Your RSVP does not hold a seat, so please arrive early.
Nashormeh N. R. Lindo, newly-re-elected Chair of the California Arts Council, holds a M.S.Ed from Bank Street College Graduate School of Education’s Museum Leadership Program, and a B.A. in Art from Penn State University. Lindo’s professional experience includes teaching children and adults, program planning, curriculum development and educational training. She has worked with institutions including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Baltimore Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oakland Museum of California, and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, where she was Manager of Educational Programs.
Dana King is an artist participating in Art of the African Diaspora. She is known for her sculptures and community projects that revolve around the goal of portraying a political message. One of King’s best known works is her outdoor sculpture dedicated to the memory of the women who led and sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This sculpture is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. King says of her work, “I love that some of my work is in the public sphere. It’s available for any and all to see, completely free. Whether someone is intentional about spending time with it or has come upon it accidentally, the storytelling opportunity is the same. It is my hope that art inspires people to dig deeper into the stories of our shared histories.”
Revelation & Rebirth is made possible with generous support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Image: Nashormeh N. R. Lindo (left) and Dana King (right)