Affiliated Events

Spring 2021 Affiliated Events:

Dance: nia love, Performing Arts Series Events
(Details to follow)

The Porch: An After Session on the Resonance of Fred Moten 
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 8-9:30 p.m., Maori Karmael Holmes, Brittany Webb, The Hawtplates, Moderated by Christina Knight, Virtual via Zoom

As an educator, poet, critic, and scholar, Fred Moten has been muse and mentor to a generation of Black American creators and makers. In this reflection, which closes Moten's offerings as this year's Bryn Mawr College Mary Flexner Lecturer, we’ll hear from artists and curators from Philadelphia and beyond who have taken Moten’s work into their own practice. They will share selections from their own works—music, performance, poetry and more—and engage in a conversation with each other around Moten’s critical influences.

The Porch: A Studio Dialogue with nia love and Fred Moten
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6-7:45 p.m., McPherson Auditorium

In an informal studio environment, Moten and nia love (360° Course Cluster | Centering Critical Blackness and Performing Arts Series 2020 Commissioned Artist) will co-facilitate an embodied and textual dialogue at the intersections of their expansive work in abolition, fugitivity, and black radical traditions. This event aims to transport us to a time where folks still sit on porches or in lounges to bask in the awe of collective brilliance that emerges from dismantling formalities and engaging in Blackness uncaptured.

Past Events: Fall 2020 Affiliated Events

Center for Visual Culture/ History of Art Department Events:
Visit the Center For Visual Culture blog to register and receive a Zoom link for each event

  • Frank Wilderson, “Cinematic Slavery,” Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.
  • Leigh Raiford, “Abstract Art, Visualization of Police Violence and the Unmaking of White Supremacy,” Oct. 10 at  7 p.m.
  • Micki McElyea, “The Presenting Past," Oct. 14 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Paul Pfeiffer, “Crowds and Power,” Nov. 4 at 12:30 p.m.

Pasts Present:  Disrupting Race from Bryn Mawr and Beyond
Friday, Oct. 23, and Friday, Oct. 30, 12:30-2 p.m.

In the wake of this summer's ongoing protests against systemic racism in the U.S., including the Open Letter from Bryn Mawr-Haverford students to the two communities, six former BMC history majors and Africana and/or feminist and gender studies minors who are now themselves professors reflect on academia, the discipline, and our current historical conjuncture, in conversation with each other and with current BMC history majors.