Between The World and Me

 

Between The World and Me is a phenomenal book that was transformed into a production by the same name for two nights in NYC and one night at the Kennedy Center in DC. This breathtaking performance was a moment in history I will not forget. With actors and performances reading Coates’ words, you were inspired and disgusted with the reason why he had to write this book to his son. I felt so much awe at the brilliance of the production and feel an incredible duty as an Educator to continue the work of equity and justice.

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WILLIAM POPE.L: TRINKET

One of the most stunning exhibitions I have ever seen, the William Pope. L: Trinket exhibition at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (March 20–June 28, 2015) was a truly immersive experience.

One quote to mention from the website by William Pope. L:

“This project is a chance for people to feel the flag,” Pope.L has said. “People need to feel their democracy,not just hear words about it. For me, democracy is active, not passive. With Trinket, I am showing something that’s always been true. The American flag is not a toy. It’s not tame. It’s bright, loud, bristling and alive.”

Photos from my visit below:

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William Pope. L: Trinket 2008/2015, photo by Erin K. Hylton.

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William Pope. L: Trinket 2008/2015, photo by Erin K. Hylton.

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William Pope. L: Trinket 2008/2015, photo by Erin K. Hylton.

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William Pope. L: Trinket 2008/2015, photo by Erin K. Hylton.

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Installation shot of William Pope. L: Polis or the Garden or Human Nature in Action 2008/2015, photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

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William Pope. L: Trinket 2008/2015, photo by Erin K. Hylton.

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William Pope. L: Trinket 2008/2015, photo by Erin K. Hylton.

 

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.