Tuesday, February 6, 2018 / 5:45-7:00 PM / 3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619
Join us at Holy Names University of Oakland for an APPSI Speaker Series event
presented in partnership with the ISAC Program
"Revelations: Art from the African American South"
Dr. Lauren Palmor
Assistant Curator for American Art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
5:45-7:00 pm Illustrated Lecture + Audience Q&A
7:00-7:45 pm Catered Reception
Dr. Palmor will deliver an illustrated lecture about an exciting exhibition currently on display at the De Young Museum.
"Revelations: Art from the African American South celebrates the debut of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco major acquisition from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation in Atlanta of 62 works by contemporary African American artists from the Southern United States. Included in the current acquisition are paintings, sculptures, drawings, and quilts by 22 acclaimed artists, including Thornton Dial, Ralph Griffin, Bessie Harvey, Lonnie Holley, Joe Light, Ronald Lockett, Joe Minter, Jessie T. Pettway, Mary T. Smith, Mose Tolliver, Annie Mae Young, and Purvis Young…. The cultural origins of these artworks can be traced back to the African Diaspora, slavery, and the Jim Crow era of institutionalized racism, which restricted both physical freedom and freedom of expression for African Americans.
Despite these barriers, in the segregated and comparatively safe spaces of churches and cemeteries, as well as in the fields and forests, African Americans created a cultural language that led to the evolution of distinctly African American musical forms such as gospel, blues, jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll. These rich musical traditions were paralleled by visual traditions that typically were symbolic in form or concealed from view in order to escape censure or destruction. Working with little or no formal training, and often employing cast-off objects and unconventional materials, these artists have created visually compelling works that address some of the most profound and persistent issues in American society, including race, class, gender, and religion." (Source – https://deyoung.famsf.org/exhibitions)
Holy Names University (HNU) is located at 3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619. The event is in the HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts (VCPA). Click on the following links for driving directions and campus map. (VCPA is marked "D" on the map.) Please note that parking at the VCPA is limited. Additional parking is available in the "Lower Parking Lot" on the north side of campus and also outside the campus gate, along Mountain Boulevard.
This event is presented by the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) and co-sponsored by the Integrative Studies Across Cultures (ISAC) program. Catering is provided by the Epicurean Group.
Inquiries can be directed to Prof. Chiho Sawada (firstname.lastname@example.org), executive director of the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute.