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AUC Art Collective Team Picks for 2020

Cheryl Finley Picks

Cheryl Finley, Director

Titus Kaphar: From a Tropical Space, Oct. 1 - Dec. 19, 2020, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY 
Julie Mehretu, curated by Christine Y. Kim and Rujeko Hockley on view through Jan. 31, 2021, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Book: Richard J. Powell, Going There: Black Visual Satire, Yale University Press/Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, November 3, 2020
Film: Aggie!, October 2020, Aubin Pictures, directed by Catherine Gund

Rachel Brown picks

Rachel Brown, Program Manager

Exhibition: DAWOUD BEY: AN AMERICAN PROJECT, co-curated by Elisabeth Sherman and Corey Keller, Nov. 7, 2020 - March 14, 2021, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Book: Michael Auping, Mark Bradford: End Papers, Prestel, February 2020
Film: Black Is King, July 2020, Parkwood Entertainment; Walt Disney Pictures, written, directed and executive produced by Beyoncé (Art Industry News: A Guide to the Many Art-Historical References in Beyoncé’s New Album ‘Black Is King’)

Lauren Harris picks

Lauren Jackson Harris, Program Coordinator

Exhibition: PARALLELS AND PERIPHERIES: Fractal and Fragments, curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, Nov. 11, 2020 – Jan. 30, 2021, Galleria Anna Marra, Rome, Italy
Book: Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham, Black Futures, Penguin Random House, December 1, 2020
Film: The Giverny Suite, February 2020, SPELL NUMBER SEVEN productions, directed, edited and animated by Ja'Tovia Gary

Jasmine Wilson picks

Jasmine Wilson, Graduate Research Assistant

Exhibition: Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop, curated by Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, Feb. 1, 2020 – Oct. 18, 2020, Virginia Museum of Fine Art
Book: Jeffrey Hogrefe, Scott Ruff, Carrie Eastman, and Ashley Simone,  In Search of African American Space: Redressing Racism, Lars Müller Publishers, September 29, 2020
Film: Never Again, October 2020, written, directed, edited and produced by Jordan Shanks

The Study of Art History & Curatorial Studies

The AUC Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective offers future art historians, curators, museum professionals and those pursuing a career in the visual arts the opportunity to study curating and the history of art at the historic Atlanta University Center. The AUC Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective enrolls students from Clark Atlanta UniversityMorehouse College and Spelman College, desiring degrees in art history and curatorial studies. In addition, the Early College Program for high school students encourages participants to pursue undergraduate studies in art history and curatorial studies.


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