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John and June Allcott Gallery: Dark Humor: Peter Williams

August 31 @ 8:00 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm
John and June Allcott Gallery, Hanes Art Center, 115 S Columbia Street
CHAPEL HILL, NC 27599 United States

Peter Williams received his BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. He is a professor of art at the University of Delaware. The N-Word: Paintings by Peter Williams (Rotland Press: Detroit, 2016) is a timely monograph of recent and compelling work by Williams, that caustically confronts the recent attacks, killings, and murder of Black people by police across the United States. The book contains an introduction to Williams' work, an in-depth conversation between he and acclaimed playwright, poet, critic and novelist Bill Harris, and an original short story by author Lynn Crawford inspired by Williams' urgent vision.

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Lectures in the History of Art: Tanisha Ford, University of Delaware

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
104 Peabody Hall, UNC at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Tanisha C. Ford is Associate Professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware. She is the author of Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul (UNC Press, 2015), which narrates the powerful intertwining histories of the Black Freedom movement and the rise of the global fashion industry. Liberated Threads won the 2016 Organization of American Historians’ Liberty Legacy Foundation Award for best book on civil rights history.

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