BLACKGROUNDS: Emory Douglas at the ICA

Please join the Institute for Contemporary Art and the departments of Graphic Design and Photography + Film for a very special presentation by artist and graphic designer Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture of the Black Panther Party and designer of the Black Panther newspaper. Douglas’ work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Tate Modern, L.A. MOCA, the Museum of Modern Art, and the New Museum. This is the fourth installment of our BlackGrounds lecture series.Doors will open at 5 PM with the lecture starting at 7 PM, followed by a Q&A.

BlackGrounds is a lecture series co-presented by VCUarts’s department of Art History and the ICA at VCU. The series will feature innovative art historical scholarship on the many ways in which artists from Africa and its diasporas explore the dialogue between the global and the local. BlackGrounds seeks to offer critical and historical context to regionally and nationally grounded discourses of Black identity and belonging, as well as globally imagined geographies of Black diasporic and Pan-African community.

Doors 6pm
Talk 7pm-7:45pm
7:45pm-8:30pm Q & A

RSVP and more information can be found here.