Please remind me of who I am, 2009. Courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum.
New York City
Lorna Simpson: Gathered continues at the Brooklyn Museum. In her latest solo show the artist primarily uses her large collection of mid-20th century found photos of African-Americans to "explore the artist’s interest in the interplay between fact and fiction, identity, and history." The exhibition runs through August 21, 2011.
Lorna Simpson will be joined by Deborah Willis, Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at New York University, at the museum to discuss Gathered Thursday, March 10 at 7pm. Willis is the author of several books including Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present and Picturing Us: African American Identity in Photography.
Tickets are $10; $6 for members.
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
Untitled, 2010 by David Hammons. Courtesy of L&M Arts.
"Hammons’s show is somehow about everything since Abstract Expressionism—his initial inspiration before he launched his long career as a conceptualist guerrilla, surfacing now and then from jealously guarded obscurity with satirical japes, at once elegant and scorching, on themes of racial and social inequality. Now he has achieved a perfect synthesis of his political animus and his aesthetic avidity. Call it Minimalist Expressionism. Nearly every one of these works belongs in a museum, in a room of its own. Any other art juxtaposed with it would curl up and die."
45 East 78 Street
Cheryl Wills is not only an award winning television journalist, she is now an author. Her book Die Free: A Heroic Family Journey traces her family's roots back to Civil War times as she introduces readers to the story of her great-great-great grandfather, Sandy Wills, who fought as a Union soldier.
Her current book tour has taken her to cities throughout New York state, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and Maryland. Below is a partial list of her upcoming stops:
February 25–27, 2011
Harlem Fine Arts Show Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive New York, NY 212.870.6700
February 28, 2011
Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Center
1368 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11216
March 1, 2011
Wyandanch Public Library
Long Island, NY 7pm
14 South 20th Street
Wyandanch, New York, 11798
March 3, 2011
Two Steps Down, Co-sponsored by The Center for Black Literature
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 6:30pm
240 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
March 4, 2011
LaGuardia Airport, Paradeis Bookshop
March 12, 2011
First Presbyterian Church
Springfield Gardens, NY
March 17, 2011
LaGuardia Community College
Queens, NY 5pm