Jessica Anthony is the author of "The Convalescent" (McSweeney’s/Grove 2009), the multimedia novel "Chopsticks" (Penguin/Razorbill 2012), and "Enter the Aardvark" (Little, Brown 2020). Anthony is the inaugural recipient of McSweeney’s Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award.
During each Artful Healing session, Bodhi Simpson, LCPC, ATR will gently guide participants through a 30-min creative healing exercise inspired by a work in the Museum’s collection. Simpson is an art therapist with a private practice in Waterville, Maine, called Conscious Art Therapy.
Songs from the Old World and the New with Jennifer Bates, Soprano and Timothy Burris, Lute and Guitar
Every musical tradition has included songs spanning the range of human emotions. This program brings together early 17th-century love songs.
Romi Crawford is a Professor of Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her research and writing explore areas of race and ethnicity as they relate to American visual culture. She is co-author of The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago
Dr. Wang Zheng, University of Michigan Through investigating the strategies, triumphs, and failures of socialist state feminists, this talk explores the high politics of the Chinese Communist Party and raises fundamental questions about male dominance in movements that aim to pursue social justice.
Hosted by the Goldfarb Center: "The Role of Race in the Criminal Injustice System" Jeffery Robinson is a dynamic, sought-after speaker on the role of race in the criminal justice system and a nationally recognized trial attorney, having tried over 200 criminal cases to verdict.
In Artful Meditation, a new Let Art Inspire wellness series, Jing Ye, a meditation teacher and a counselor at Colby College, will guide participants through a 30-minute meditation session inspired by a work in the Museum’s collection, fostering greater mind-body connection.
Boundaries and Margins Lecture Series: What is African Literature? Postapartheid writing and the political force of a question Mo Shabangu in conversation with Julie Nxadi
This conversation looks into the animating subject of African literature on the world literary stage to argue that it cannot circumvent questions about its very nature and being — which constantly disrupts the quest for creative autonomy.
Artful Movements provides an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by artworks in the galleries. These sessions begin with a deeper look at an artwork, followed by a series of gentle poses and meditation led by Kathleen Leisure Haberstock of School Street Yoga.