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Springfield Museums, à la Carte Lectures

October 28 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

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An event every week that begins at 12:15 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 18, 2021

Oct 28, 12:15 pm  1:30 pm

Secret Lives of the Quabbin Watershed

Museums a la Carte


Here +54: From the Smithsonian to Soweto, Arts of the African Americas and Africa

Starts September 28

This month, we’re excited to welcome Kymberly S. Newberry to present 8 weeks of engaging lectures on Here +54: From the Smithsonian to Soweto, Arts of the African Americas and Africa. Newberry, in a recent Museums a la Carte lecture, shared a story of cultural translation “A simple image… thought to have one meaning (in the United States), only to discover on the other side of the world (in Senegal) the meaning was quite different and held potential for disaster… things, stuff, art, can be tangled in translation.” How does context inform our understanding of art? What gets lost in translation as art circumnavigates the globe? Newberry, a prolific rising scholar in the field of Afro-American studies, will answer these questions and will bring her groundbreaking research to life in an eight part masterclass.

Lectures are available in person or via Zoom from 6:30 pm–8:00 pm weekly on Tuesdays. The cost is $140 for nonmembers and $120 for members.

Register For Here +54
  • September 28 –Sir David Adjaye, Black architects and The National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • October 5 –Masterclass: Dr. Kimberly Juanita Brown discusses Carrie Mae Weems, Roaming, 2006
  • October 12 –Polaroid & Apartheid and the Role of Photography in the Decolonization of West Africa
  • October 19 –Masterclass: Dr. Christa Clarke Discusses: The Gilded Age Revisited: Yinka Shonibare CBE at the Newark Museum
  • October 26 –Black Women in the Works of the Impressionists and Contemporary Multimedia Artist Mickalene Thomas
  • November 2 –Masterclass: Dr. Allen F. Roberts Discusses: “Brainsmithing”: The Art of Senegalese Artists Ndary Lô, Viyé Diba, and Moussa Tine
  • November 9 –Seeing This Makes Me Sweat Big Drops: Dilemmas in Curating/Translating African Art in American Art Museums
  • November 16 –Masterclass: Dr. James Smethurst Discusses: The Black Arts Movement


October 28
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm


Springfield Museums
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Springfield, MA 01103
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