5 p.m. Current exhibition on view until 11 p.m.
7:30 p.m. Part 2 Museums as Site for Cultural Change: Curating with Care and Careful Curation
A lecture and investigation of the notion of care with Christina Sharpe
Introduction by Pomona College professor of art history Phyllis Jackson
Reception to follow
Wake, ship, hold, weather: Christina Sharpe, professor of humanities at York University, will discuss these four notions in connection to questions of existence and non-existence as a Black person in the world from a historical and contemporary perspective. With these four words, each loaded with double meanings in relation to slavery, colonialism, and migration, she will focus on the symbolism of the slave ship. Sharpe will pull from Black. Still. Life., her forthcoming monograph from Duke University Press, which works through multiple meanings of still and still life in order to think about Blackness in the museum and in contemporary art and visual culture.