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Happening at Spelman

There is always a number of wonderful events and activities taking place at Spelman. Mark your calendars for these and discover what else is taking place on campus.

Adornment by Jessica Scott-Felder

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Location
  • Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

Jessica Scott-Felder Presents AdornmentAFRICA FORECAST artist Jessica Scott-Felder, C'2005, will perform "Adornment," an original interactive work that is informed by the standards of dress, beauty, and comportment that influenced how Spelman College students behaved and dressed from the 1920s through the 1960s.

The The Tefton Tet String Ensemble will perform; and a conversation with Anne Collins Smith, C'96, curator of collections for the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, and Holly Smith, the Spelman College archivist, will follow.

AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life, currently on view in the Museum of Fine Art, positions fashion through two overlapping perspectives: an ever-changing global marketplace and the unique ways that Black women throughout the African Diaspora construct their lives. AFRICA FORECAST features work by Black women artists and designers who shape, imagine, and redefine the impact of lifestyle in highly imaginative ways.

 

Documenting Our Experiences: African-American Women in Atlanta

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 | 10 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Documenting our Experiences is daylong workshop hosted by the Spelman College Archives that begins with a panel discussion with three humanities scholars who will discuss the history of African-American women in Atlanta and the diverse roles women play in their communities.

The second half of the program will include three sessions:

  • Preservation techniques
  • Researching African-American genealogy
  • Best practices for conducting oral histories
This event is free and open to the public, but please register!

This project is supported by Georgia Humanities through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.