Curator Talk: On Black Refractions

Discussion with Connie H. Choi

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Location
Online

Join Connie H. Choi, Associate Curator of the Permanent Collection at The Studio Museum in Harlem and curator of the Frye’s latest exhibition, Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem, for a virtual tour and conversation about this landmark exhibition. Black Refractions features works in all media by nearly eighty artists and celebrates The Studio Museum in Harlem’s role as a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

Live captioning will be available for this program.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Connie H. Choi is the Associate Curator, Permanent Collection at The Studio Museum in Harlem, where she has worked on the exhibitions Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem, Fictions, Regarding the Figure, and Their Own Harlems. Prior to joining the Studio Museum, Choi was the assistant curator of American art at the Brooklyn Museum. She has a Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University and an Ed.M. in arts education from Harvard University.

Support for this program is provided in part by Art Bridges. Additional support is provided by the Frye Foundation and Frye Members.

Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem is organized by the American Federation of Arts and The Studio Museum in Harlem. This exhibition is curated by Connie H. Choi, Associate Curator of the Permanent Collection at The Studio Museum in Harlem. The presentation at the Frye Art Museum is coordinated by Amanda Donnan, Chief Curator, with David Strand, Associate Curator.

Major support for Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem is provided by Art Bridges. Sponsorship for the national tour provided in part by PURE. Support for the accompanying publication provided by Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund.

Generous support for the installation at the Frye Art Museum is provided by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Hotel Sorrento, the Frye Foundation, and the Board of Trustees: Rhoda Altom, Mike Doherty, Gail Goralski, Jan Hendrickson, James Miles, Jennifer Potter, and Stuart Williams. News media sponsorship is provided by The Seattle Times. Broadcast media sponsorship is provided by KCTS 9.

Barkley L. Hendricks. Lawdy Mama, 1969. Oil and gold leaf on canvas. 53¾ x 36¼ in. The Studio Museum in Harlem; gift of Stuart Liebman, in memory of Joseph B. Liebman 1983.25. © Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks. Courtesy of the artist's estate, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York and American Federation of Arts.


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