february, 2020

24feb6:30 pm8:00 pmBlack History Salon: Black Artists and the White Gazewith Caree Banton, Ph.D.

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Event Details

Black History Salon: Black Artists and the White Gaze with Caree Banton, Ph.D.
Monday, February 24, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Presented by: NWA-African American Heritage Assn, Art Ventures@FPAC, and  Jim & Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center

Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

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Dr. Caree Banton is an Associate Professor of Afro-Caribbean History at the University of Arkansas. Her book, More Auspicious Shores: Barbadian Migration to Liberia, Blackness, and the Making of the Liberian Republic, 1865 – 1912 published by Cambridge University Press in 2019, explores the internalization of the white gaze and its political and socio-cultural consequences.

The Frame of Mind exhibition provides context for this Black History Salon. Dr. Banton will explore how artists tackle the idea of the white gaze as well address Sonya Renee Taylor’s assertion: “Who am I outside what whiteness has assigned me?’ is a question that might get us all free.”

Time

(Monday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Organizer

NWA-African American Heritage Assn, Art Ventures@FPAC, and Jim & Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center

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