Gallery Talks & Lectures
Artist Marla Jackson and Cynthia Lynn on Jackson's quilt "Sankofa," inspired by Douglas
Curator Susan Earle and exhibition coordinator Stephanie Fox Knappe
Senior Session: Docent Sally Davis on "A Harlem Renaissance"
Aaron Douglas in Perspective
FREE public lecture by David C. Driskell, Distinguished University Professor of Art, Emeritus, University of Maryland.
Join us for David Driskell's personal insights on Aaron Douglas and the Museum's exciting new acquisition of Douglas' Study for "Aspects of Negro Life: An Idyll of the Deep South."
||Sunday, December 2, 2007
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Map)
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
||For tickets, reserve online at nelson-atkins.org or call 816.751.1ART
KU Edwards Campus Lecture
Spencer Museum of Art Edwards Campus Lecture Series presents Stephanie Fox Knappe speaking on the exhibition.
||Tuesday, September 11
KU Edwards Campus Auditorium (Map)
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS
||This free lecture is made possible by a grant from the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts.
Richard W. Gunn Memorial Lecture
"The Enigma of Ralph Ellison"
, the Sara Hart Kimball Professor in Humanities and professor of English at Stanford University, will give the Richard W. Gunn Memorial Lecture, entitled "The Enigma of Ralph Ellison". He will be introduced by Chancellor Robert Hemenway.
Recently, Professor Rampersad has published a widely acclaimed and definitive biography of the novelist Ralph Ellison, called Ralph Ellison: a Biography (Knopf). His other books include The Art and Imagination of W.E.B Du Bois (Harvard); the two-volume biography, The Life of Langston Hughes (Oxford); Days of Grace: a Memoir (Knopf), which he co-authored with Arthur Ashe and Jackie Robinson: a Biography (Knopf).
Awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowship in 1991, he is also an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophy Society.