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To The Promised Land Artists Discuss The Civil Rights Movement

A panel discussion, in conjunction with two Bronx Museum of Art exhibitions will take place at The New School on Friday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. in Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor.

The two exhibits originally organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta are Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968, which is the most comprehensive collection of photographs and related artifacts ever devoted to the U.S. civil rights movement and After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy. This smaller complementary exhibition presents work by African-American artists born since 1968 who examine the legacy of the civil rights movement.

The free panel, moderated by Deborah Willis, professor and chair of the Photography and Imaging department, at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts includes:

  • Julian Cox, photographer, curator of the Road to Freedom exhibition
  • Doris Derby, Bronx-born photographer, now living in Atlanta, whose work is represented in the exhibition
  • Eric Etheridge, photographer
  • LeRoy Henderson and Nadine Robinson, artists
  • Steven Kasher, writer and curator

This discussion is co-sponsored by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics and the Bronx Museum of Art.

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