CAFÉ CONVERSATIONS: HEATHER NICKELS AND EARNESTINE JENKINS
01/22/2020, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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Join us for this month’s Cafe Conversations featuring the Brooks’ Joyce Blackmon Curatorial Fellow in African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora, Heather Nickels, and Dr. Earnestine Jenkins, University of Memphis. Nickels will lead a discussion about her exhibition A Journey Towards Self-Definition: African American Artists in the Permanent Collection. The show is built around several themes of African American life throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, including legacy, history, community, politics and religion. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and learn about the limestone sculptures of William Edmondson, the lyrical paintings of Purvis Young, and the iconic images of Ernest C. Withers, along with several other artists you will want on your radar. Dr. Jenkins will discuss her research on 19th century self-taught African American photographers in Memphis.
Gordon Parks, American, 1912-2006, The Fontanelle Family: Beddie With Her Children Kenneth, Richard, Norman Jr., And Ellen at The Poverty Board in New York, 1968, Gelatin silver print, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art purchase, funds provided by Mahnaz and Sia Shahriari, Ph.D., M.D., Kitty Cannon, Mrs. William F. Outlan, Peggy Metz, Margaret Metz and Bill Stegall, and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Belz in honor of Kaywin Feldman (Director 1999-2007). 2007.31.1