Lecture: Leaps & Bounds: Contemporary Black Artists

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Join us at The Biggs for an inspiring evening of art and culture with the free-to-attend lecture, "Leaps & Bounds: Contemporary Black Artists." Hosted by DSU Professor of Art, Lori Crawford, this captivating lecture will take place on Leap Day, February 29, from 6 to 7 p.m.
Step into the world of contemporary Black artists as Professor Lori Crawford explores the remarkable endeavors of these talented individuals across the country and right here in Delaware. The lecture promises to be a thought-provoking journey through the diverse and impactful works of Black artists, highlighting their contributions to the art scene in recent years. See what creatives such as Kerry James Marshall, Renee Cox, Kehinde Wiley, Nina Spencer and many others are saying to the world.
While the event is free to attend, we encourage you to register to secure your spot for this enriching experience. Don't miss out on an opportunity to delve into the dynamic world of Contemporary Black Art and gain insights into the creative expressions that have shaped and defined our cultural landscape. Register now and join us on Leap Day for an evening of Leaps & Bounds.
About the Speaker
Lori Crawford has been teaching at Delaware State University for over 25 years. Her primary areas in teaching are Computer Graphics and secondarily in African American Art History and Gender Studies. Crawford earned her Bachelor of Arts from Morehead State University and was the first African-American female student to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Computer Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1996. Lori Crawford was recently honored with a 2024 Artist Fellowship from the Division of the Arts in the category of Interdisciplinary for Established Artists. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the country including solo exhibitions at the Biggs, the Rehoboth Art League, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and venues in Syracuse, NY, Gettysburg, PA, and Washington, DC. Ms. Crawford’s work can be found in the collections of Paul R. Jones, Donald Byrd, McNeese State University, Baton Rouge Community College, and other public and private collections.

Upcoming Dates For This Event:
    • 406 Federal St Dover, Delaware
  • Location: Biggs Museum of American Art
  • 302-674-2111
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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