Thursday, Feb 04, 2021 12:00p -
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
Art, Classes, History, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming
Black utopian thinkers have offered bold visions of emancipation, from W. E. B. Du Bois to Octavia Butler. Scholar Alex Zamalin will trace the development of Black utopian thought in the U.S., helping contextualize the trailblazing Black artists whose works are included in Visionary New England and Transcendental Modernism. Both exhibitions trace utopian, mystical, and spiritualist impulses in the region from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Zamalin is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the African American Studies Program at the University of Detroit Mercy. His publications include Black Utopia: The History of an Idea from Black Nationalism to Afrofuturism; Antiracism: An Introduction; and Struggle on Their Minds: The Political Thought of African American Resistance.
This is an online event, a Zoom link will be shared upon registration.
This event is offered in conjunction with Visionary New England and Transcendental Modernism. On view at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum through March 14, 2021.