In conjunction with the exhibition “Museum as Hub: Steffani Jemison and Jamal Cyrus: Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet,” Jemison and Cyrus have invited guests to read and interpret their favorite selections from the periodicals on display. These public readings will take place in the 5th floor Museum as Hub gallery space and are free and open to the public.
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is a writer whose work has appeared in Transition, the New York Times, Harper’s, Vogue, and Essence, among others. She has received awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Originally from Houston, Texas, she graduated in 2000 from Harvard University and was a Fulbright Scholar in the United Kingdom. Sharifa is writing a trilogy on African-Americans and utopia; her first book, Harlem is Nowhere, was published in January 2011 by Little, Brown & Company and in August 2011 by Granta Books (UK).
Hilton Als is the theater critic for the New Yorker, former staff writer for the Village Voice, and former Editor at Large at Vibe. Als was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 2000 for creative writing and is the winner of the 2002–2003 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. He has published two books, The Women (1996) and Justin Bond/Jackie Curtis (2010), and has contributed to countless histories, biographies, and catalogues, including Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America; Glenn Ligon: AMERICA; and Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song.
Thursday, October 20, 2011 | 7:00 PM