Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bridget Cooks, author of Exhibiting Blackness, to present special lecture

The Indiana University Art Museum will host a special lecture and book signing event with Bridget R. Cooks on September 14, 2012. The lecture will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Hope School of Fine Arts, room 015. Following the lecture is a book signing and reception at the museum from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium, first floor.


Cooks is associate professor of art history and African American studies at the University of California, Irvine. She will present research from her book, Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum, in which she analyzes the curatorial strategies, challenges, and critical reception of the most significant museum exhibitions of African American art in the United States. Cooks' groundbreaking scholarship on race and representation exposes the issues involved in exhibiting cultural differences that continue to challenge art history, historiography, and American museum exhibition practices.


For more information about Bridget Cooks and this event, please contact Jennifer Wagelie, IU Art Museum Senior Academic Officer, at jwagelie@indiana.edu.  



Fine Arts room 015

5:00 p.m.


Booksigning and Reception

Thomas T. Solley Atrium, IU Art Museum
6:00-7:30 p.m.