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Mary Schmidt Campbell: Lecture & Book Signing

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Mary Schmidt Campbell: Lecture & Book Signing

David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora Tuesday, March 3, 2020 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Mary Schmidt Campbell Ph.D. is the 10th president of Spelman College (Atlanta, GA) and Dean Emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA) and served as the vice chair of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities under former President Barack Obama. Dr. Campbell is the author of “An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden” (2018) from Oxford University Press which received the 2018 Hooks National Book Award from the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis. Campbell's book offers a full and vibrant account of Bearden's life -- his years in Harlem (his studio was above the Apollo theater), to his travels and commissions, along with illuminating analysis of his work and artistic career. Dr. Campbell’s lecture is being held in conjunction with the Romare Bearden: Artist as Activist & Visionary exhibition. After the lecture, Dr. Campbell will be signing copies of her book.

Add to Calendar 03/03/20 5:00 PM 03/03/20 7:00 PM America/New_York Mary Schmidt Campbell: Lecture & Book Signing

Mary Schmidt Campbell Ph.D. is the 10th president of Spelman College (Atlanta, GA) and Dean Emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA) and served as the vice chair of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities under former President Barack Obama. Dr. Campbell is the author of “An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden” (2018) from Oxford University Press which received the 2018 Hooks National Book Award from the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis. Campbell's book offers a full and vibrant account of Bearden's life -- his years in Harlem (his studio was above the Apollo theater), to his travels and commissions, along with illuminating analysis of his work and artistic career. Dr. Campbell’s lecture is being held in conjunction with the Romare Bearden: Artist as Activist & Visionary exhibition. After the lecture, Dr. Campbell will be signing copies of her book.

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