Public Programs

Public programs include individual artist talks, panels, short film screenings, and exhibition walkthroughs. Programs are organized to coincide with museum-curated exhibitions on view at Art + Practice.

Join Dr. Bridget Cooks and Dr. Kellie Jones, two professors combining African American and Black Diaspora studies with Art History, for a virtual program as they spend an evening unraveling the impact and legacy left behind by artist and arts advocate Ruth Waddy. Waddy was a visionary and pioneer for the recognition of Black artists in and across the United States. In 1987, after receiving an honorary doctorate from Otis Arts Institute of Parsons School of Design, Waddy was deemed a “prophet exclaiming the news of Black artists and calling upon the world to embrace them.”

Jones and Cooks will be tracing the life of Waddy and the lasting effects she has left on the contemporary art world, the representation of Black artists and the prevailing doors that remain open from her efforts. This evening will be both history lesson and celebration, both nostalgic and forward-seeking. Please join us from the comfort and safety of your own home.

This program will be taking place virtually via Ring Central, powered by Zoom. This means that anyone interested in attending this program from anywhere in the world is welcome, all you need is an internet connection! Please RSVP (below) and the information for attending the program will be emailed to all of those on the list.

Please note: participants may need to download Ring Central or Zoom software.

Please RSVP here. Admission is always free.

This program is organized on the occasion of Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection on view at Art + Practice through August 1, 2020. Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection is presented by Art + Practice in collaboration with the Hammer Museum and organized by their Associate Curator Erin Christovale.