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Mondays at Beinecke: Van Vechten Color Photographs in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection (Part 2)

Beinecke Library’s Melissa Barton, Nancy Kuhl, Tubyez Cropper, and Michael Morand will speak on seven of the authors, artists, and activists photographed by Carl Van Vechten and whose images are included in a new outdoor display on the library’s ground floor windows.
Zoom webinar registration: https://bit.ly/3m0Ap8R

Mondays at Beinecke: Van Vechten Color Photographs in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection (Part 1)

Beinecke Library’s Melissa Barton, Nancy Kuhl, and Tubyez Cropper will speak on some of the authors, artists, and activists photographed by Carl Van Vechten and whose images are included in a new outdoor display on the library’s ground floor windows.
Zoom webinar registration: https://bit.ly/36uRjpw

Mondays at Beinecke: Rick Bartow's Artists' Books with Anya Montiel

Anya Montiel, curator of American and Native American women’s art and craft, jointly at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian, will speak on the artists’ books of Rick Bartow. Bartow (1946 – 2016), an enrolled member of the Mad River Band of Wiyot Indians, is considered one of the most important leaders in contemporary Native American art.
Zoom webinar registration: https://bit.ly/3mXjvYL

Art & Protest: Victoria Lomasko on a Trip to Minsk

Victoria Lomasko is an artist, journalist and writer who has described her preferred genre or medium less as documentary comics or graphic novellas than live “graphic reporting.” Born in Serpukhov, Lomasko graduated from the Moscow State University of Printing Arts with a specialty in in graphic art and book design. A fixture at Moscow’s protests and political trials, Lomasko exposes the inequality and injustice at the heart of contemporary Russian society and gives voice to Russia’s many voiceless citizens.

Mondays at Beinecke: Words for the Nation - Readings from the Collections

On the eve of election day, the weekly gallery talk series will feature a special set of readings by Yale faculty, students, and staff of prose and poetry from the collections that speak from the past, in the present, to the future. Drawn from library collections, readings will include works by Langston Hughes, Rachel Carson, Alexis de Tocqueville, Robert Penn Warren, and James Baldwin, and selections from the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Mondays at Beinecke: Jean Toomer and "A Drama of the Southwest" with Vinson Cunningham

Vinson Cunningham, staff writer for The New Yorker, will discuss Jean Toomer and his unproduced play from 1935, “A Drama of the Southwest.”
Zoom webinar registration: https://bit.ly/3nQEZb0
Toomer was, in Cunningham’s description, amodernist poet, novelist, religious omnivore, and occasional playwright .”

Mondays at Beinecke: The Songs of Cole and Johnson Brothers with Lisa Williamson

James Weldon Johnson, along with his brother, musician J. Rosamond Johnson, and showman Bob Cole, made up one of the most successful songwriting teams of the first decade of the twentieth century. The trio actively worked to elevate Black stage performance away from minstrelsy, the only avenue available for Black performers at the time, by challenging societal expectations at the turn of the century through their popular songs and stage shows.
Zoom webinar registration: https://bit.ly/2GIZw06

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