Weekend Festivals

In Conversation: Modern African American Art

Opening Weekend continues

Included with museum admission

Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 10am - 5pm

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

Celebrate the range and variety of artwork on view in In Conversation: Modern African American Art with a two-day festival of artwork, ideas and performance.

See June 1 listings



Drawing in the Galleries | 10-11:30 am | meet at information desk
Reservations by May 29

With guidance from life-drawing instructor David Ferreira, draw from a live model to explore the theme of the human body, stance and position in the work of the photographers and painters on view in In Conversation. Bring a wooden drawing board; other materials provided.


Purchase Tickets Here for Workshop



Collaborative Collage | 11 am-2 pm, Atrium



Conversations in In Conversation | 11 am-noon |  meet at information desk
For adults

Art history professor Richard Powell leads a tour of this exhibition.



In Conversation: Modern African American Art | 12 pm | Meet at information desk

Reservations can be made on the day of the program.



Black Lens: African American Life and Photography
1-2 pm | Morse Auditorium
Reservations by May 29

Photographer Marilyn Nance, celebrated for her visually arresting and intimate photographs of spiritual culture of the African diaspora, discusses her work. Curator of Photography Phillip Prodger joins Nance to discuss her work on view in In Conversation.


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EDGEWORKS Dance Theater | 2:15-3 pm, Atrium



Power and Possibility: Visual Storytelling Through Children's Literature
3:15-4:15 pm | Morse Auditorium | For adults
Reservations by May 29

Join children's author and artist Bryan Collier as he discusses the influence of children's literature on his life and those around him.


Purchase Tickets Here for 3:15pm Talk



Thornton Dial | 4:30-4:50 pm | Morse Auditorium
Tickets available on day of film

The documentary examines the extraordinary life and work of this 77-year-old contemporary artist from Bessemer, Ala., whose work appears in In Conversation. The former migrant farmer and steel worker never formally trained as an artist, yet art critics call him genius. 2006, 20 minutes, produced and directed by Celia Carey.


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Made possible by the Lowell Institute


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