Ashley M. Jones, Poet Laureate of the State of Alabama, talks with curator Janet Dees and Erin Northington, of the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, and Elijah Gaddis, Assistant Professor of History at Auburn.
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Teaching with Collections
September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art on Thursday, September 8 (6:00pm-8:00pm) for an exciting discussion about the exhibition A Site of Struggle: American Art against Anti-Black Violence, currently on view at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.https://mmfa.org/exhibition/a-site-of-struggle/The exhibition in Montgomery explores how artists have grappled with the reality of anti-Black violence and its accompanying challenges of representation. Organized by the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, the exhibition and its companion publication highlight diverse works of art and ephemera from the late nineteenth century to the present day:
Following this evening, on the morning of Friday, September 9, we have reserved a large bus to help transport students from Auburn to Montgomery to see the exhibition in person. The bus will depart from Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at 9:00am and will be back in Auburn at 2:30pm. We will have an opportunity to tour through the exhibition and have a group discussion with Janet and Erin before having lunch and heading back to Auburn. All students and faculty are welcome to attend – RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve any number of seats on the bus.