Monday April 9th: Spring is almost here!

On Tuesday April 3rd, Kameelah Janan Rasheed joined us from New York for studio visits and a public lecture about her practice. It was wonderful to hear her talk about intervening in public space, her research-based art practice, and the way her personal experiences get translated into her artwork.

On Wednesday April 4th, we hosted an exhibition opening of our Frederick Douglass Portrait exhibit at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park! Artist Bhen Alan gave an artist talk about the work he made for the show (this giant, amazing portrait of young Frederick Douglass).

 We also released our fourth newsletter!

We also released our fourth newsletter!

 On Thursday April 5th, Roz visited Dr. Uchill's ARH 200 class to give a lecture about how her own public education informed the creation of the Center - and before she presented, these students were talking about Kameelah's work in the context of socially-engaged art.

On Thursday April 5th, Roz visited Dr. Uchill's ARH 200 class to give a lecture about how her own public education informed the creation of the Center - and before she presented, these students were talking about Kameelah's work in the context of socially-engaged art.

Some of the slides from Roz's lecture.

 The painting and printmaking club and the figure drawing club brought Tomashi Jackson for a public lecture on Friday April 6th! She discussed how her research about Brown vs. Board of Education enters into her practice as a painter.

The painting and printmaking club and the figure drawing club brought Tomashi Jackson for a public lecture on Friday April 6th! She discussed how her research about Brown vs. Board of Education enters into her practice as a painter.

 Roz and Dennis hosted a workshop to design a new mural that will be installed in Chestnut over the next couple weeks.

Roz and Dennis hosted a workshop to design a new mural that will be installed in Chestnut over the next couple weeks.