Live Ideas: James Baldwin,This Time!

I am so excited that New York Live Arts will present their second installation of their Live Ideas dedicated to exploring the impact and achievement of the work of James Baldwin, extraordinary and prominent literary figure of the twentieth century. The festivities will feature lots of artistic responses to Baldwin’s work, including panels and performances during April 23-27, 2014.

Click here for the official announcement: http://www.newyorklivearts.org/event/live-ideas-14

James Baldwin would have turned 90 August 2, 2014.

 

 

Mapping the Bronx: The Bronx Grand Concourse Cultural Map

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The Bronx Museum of the Arts

Cartography may seem a daunting and boring field, but the Bronx Museum has enlivened it to be a highly interactive experience with a website that takes viewers on a journey through the literary and creative history of the borough of The Bronx along the Grand Concourse. Take a trip on the website to learn more about The Bronx via the cultural map!

Click here to check out Mapping the Bronx: The Bronx Grand Concourse Cultural Map.

Book on the Edge: Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video

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Carrie Mae Weems, Three Decades of Photography and Video (First Center for the Visual Arts)

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video is a must-read retrospective accompanying the national tour of the exhibition with the same title. Featuring some of Weems’s most important art works, the book has essays by leading scholars, explores Weems’s interest in subject matter such as folklore, spoken and written word, and black beauty. In her artistic style, Weems is committed to a variety of issues of social justice. Her early career focused on African-American women and families and has evolved to the stories from the African diaspora, from the legacy of slavery to stereotypes and continues to evolve to include global struggles for equality and justice.

Take a virtual tour by visiting the Frist Center’s mobile site, frist.toursphere.com, from your mobile device.