Exhibit: Speak To Me Of Rivers
February 12—March 1, 2019, Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 11:00 am-4:30 pm
February 16—March 3, 2019, weekends 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
University Museum of Contemporary Art
UMass Amherst Campus
Speak To Me Of Rivers
An Exploration of Race, Identity, and Lived Experience in Contemporary African American Art
Curated by Kiara Hill
On View: February 12 – March 3, 2019
Inspired by the Langston Hughes poem, “A Negro Speaks of Rivers,” the exhibition Speak to Me of Rivers explores visual narratives of African American history and culture through the subjectivity of African-American artists. The exhibition will be on view from February 12 through March 3.
Curated by Kiara Hill, UMCA Graduate Assistant and PhD candidate in Afro-American Studies, and in partnership with the UMass W.E.B. Du Bois Afro-American Studies Department, this interactive exhibition features works from the UMCA permanent collection by LaToya Ruby Frazier, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, and Lorna Simpson, among others.
The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) is located on the lower of the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center. Directions to the Fine Arts Center