Art As Resistance: Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture for The Black Panther Movement

March 26, 2015
Emory Douglas

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Barnett Collaboratory, Sullivant Hall 141

Emory Douglas will deliver a lecture along with a power point presentation related to his graphic artwork during 1960s and 1970s Black Panther Party era, when he served as the Minister of Culture and Revolutionary Artist. He will also showcase some of his more recent work, putting into context the social and political importance of the artwork being displayed.

He became the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party in 1967, a position he held until the Party disbanded in the early 1980s. Douglas oversaw the design and layout of the Black Panther, the Party’s weekly newspaper. His graphic artwork has become iconic in capturing the revolutionary fervor of the 1960s and 70s.

After the publication of his book Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas, he held retrospective exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2007–08) and the New Museum New York. Since the re-introduction of his early work to new audiences, Douglas continues to create new work and interact with audiences all over the world. His international exhibitions include Urbis, Manchester England (2008); Auckland, New Zealand, Collaboration with Richard Bell in Brisbane, Australia (2011); Chiapas, Mexico; Lisbon, Portugal (2011).

 

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The event being produced in conjunction with; Department of African American and African Studies,Barnett Center for Integrated Art and EnterpriseOffice of Diversity and InclusionOffice of Student LifeDepartment of Art and the Department of English

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