Talks + Lectures

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Community Conversation: The Eggleston Family Legacy and The Green Book

Sun, Jan 26, 2–3:30 pm | Cheek Theater

Discover the history of The Negro Motorist Green Book through a screening of the Smithsonian Channel film The Green Book: Guide to Freedom (51 min) followed by a discussion between Melody Short, Director of Operations and Marketing, Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns; Dr. Michael Hall, Assistant Professor of English, VCU; and Neverett Eggleston Jr., whose family owned the historic Eggleston Hotel and Motel from the 1930s to the ’90s.

Free, tickets required.


Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop

Thu, Jan 30, 6:30–7:30 pm | Cheek Theater

Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, curator of Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop, will provide an overview of the exhibition that features photography from the Kamoinge Workshop, an artist collective founded in New York City in 1963. Nell-Draper Winston, sister of the photographer Louis Draper, will join Dr. Eckhardt in conversation to discuss her brother's photographs and his roots in Richmond.

$8 (VMFA members $5)


Artist Talk: Paul Rucker

Fri, Feb 21, 6:30–7:30 pm | Cheek Theater

Join artist, Paul Rucker, for a discussion of his art and practice which is multidisciplinary as he creates work as a visual artist, composer and musician.

$8 (VMFA members $5)


SYMPOSIUM DAY ONE | The Kamoinge Workshop: Collaboration, Community and Photography

Fri, Mar 20, 1:30–7 pm | Auditorium, ICA at VCU

This two-day program will feature panel discussions with Kamoinge artists and scholars to contextualize and address Kamoinge’s role in the history of 20th-century photography, and the Black Arts Movement, as well as address the social and professional challenges faced by black photographers working in the field. The first day of the program will be hosted at VCU, ICA- please register for this event by selecting the “Get Tickets” option below.

The Symposium is hosted in partnership with VCU School of the Arts and ICA at VCU in conjunction with the special exhibition, Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop.

Free, tickets required.


SYMPOSIUM DAY TWO | The Kamoinge Workshop: Collaboration, Community and Photography

Sat, Mar 21, 10:30 am–3:30 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater, VMFA

This two-day program will feature panel discussions with Kamoinge artists and scholars to contextualize and address Kamoinge’s role in the history of 20th-century photography, and the Black Arts Movement, as well as address the social and professional challenges faced by black photographers working in the field. The second day of the program will be hosted at VMFA–please register for this event by selecting the “Get Tickets” option below.

The Symposium is hosted in partnership with VCU School of the Arts and ICA at VCU in conjunction with the special exhibition, Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop.

Free, tickets required.

 


Artist Talks

We have over 25 videos of artists discussing their work in their own words and explore works in the VMFA permanent collection.