Monday, March 18, 2019 11 am-12 pm
AUC Woodruff Library, Archives Research Center
Martina Dodd, AUC GLAM Center’s Museum Education Curator, will give a guided tour of both the Archives Research Center’s exhibition entitled, Black Interiors: Envisioning A Place of Our Own, and its accompanying digital exhibition. The exhibition explores the politics and poetics of the often racialized and gendered space within and around the home to critically examine how our social relations and cultural practices are shaped. Following the tour participants will engage in a course development exercise using work exhibited in Black Interiors: Envisioning A Place of Our Own.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Clark Atlanta University Art Museum
Martina Dodd, AUC GLAM Center’s Museum Education Curator, will discuss her curated exhibition Black Interiors. This exhibition features African American art from 1912 to 2014, entirely drawn from the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum’s permanent collection to call attention to interior spaces as sites of liberation and creative expression. Pulling inspiration from Elizabeth Alexander’s collection of essays, “The Black Interiors,” as well as bell hooks’ “Homeplace (A Site of Resistance),” the exhibition brings together artistic renderings of the home by African American artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Loïs Mailou Jones, Henri Linton and others to explore black life behind the public sphere and beyond the constructed social self.
Photo Credit: Monique Muse Dodd