ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Art In Your Inbox

by | Jul 23, 2020 | Arts & Entertainment, News

A “colorized” Yinka Shonibare superimposed over the black and white looking toward E.H. Little Library.

 

The team at the Van Every / Smith Galleries at Davidson College began sending out “Art in Your Inbox” during the outset of our COVID-19 “Stay at Home” protocol. We included the information in our “Ready, Set, Social Distancing” weekly articles.

The features below are a collection of their recommendations, especially focused on Racial Equality and Inclusion.

Antiracism in the Arts – The Alliance of Artists Communities serves on behalf of its members, small and large, leveraging support for the field as a whole; promotes successful practices in the field; and advocates for creative environments that support the work of today’s artists. Click to see their Anti-racism + Countering White Supremacy Culture reading list.

Visit Davidson College’s E. H. Little Library libguides to integration and the Civil Rights Era at Davidson and the Justice, Equality, Community (JEC) Initiative.

A few months ago, Haymarket Books put together a reading list celebrating the rich history of Black life, politics, culture, and struggle. Check it out.

Check it out celebrates the contributions of Africans and African Americans to American culture and serves as a community epicenter for music, dance, theater, visual art, film, arts education programs, literature and community outreach. Explore their virtual exhibitions and follow their Unmasked lecture series.

Levine Museum builds a stronger, more equitable community by connecting people to Charlotte and to each other through history, culture, and celebration. Their exhibits and programs foster empathy, ignite dialogue, and inspire action.

Spelman College’s Museum presents some of the best exhibitions in our region, and Director Andrea Barnwell Brownlee has been an incredible advocate addressing the diversity gap in the museum industry.

When travel resumes, we recommend a visit to the National Museum of African American History & Culture. But until then, take a look at the NMAAHC’s website, including these resources for talking about race and racism.

The Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University is one of the largest exhibition spaces dedicated to the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora in North Carolina, with a special focus on African-American and regional art.

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