Speakers

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Friday, May 14, 2021

  • blues dancing
    • All Day
    • 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, Illinois

    Like other branches of African American vernacular dances such as Chicago Steppin’, Hip Hop, and Lindy Hop, the roots of Blues dance originated from African and African American dance traditions. Included in the exhibit are artworks by contemporary artists, archival photographs, and video interviews.

  • debates decisions demands
    • All Day
    • 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, Illinois

    Explore campaign memorabilia and learn about the Women's Suffrage Movement and Jim Crow voter suppression. Includes three poster exhibits: Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, from the New-York Historical Society, Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote, from the National Archives, and Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence from the Smithsonian.

  • monotype print
    • All Day
    • 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, Illinois

    In his new work, A World Through Windows, Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad explores how the "pandemic has reduced our sense of space and our spheres of influence," even while it has "increased our connectivity around the world" (Mourad). Using a technique that uses monotype on fabric, ink drawing, and sculpture, Mourad has created an original and exciting experience.

  • flyer the great artdoors
    • All Day
    • 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana, Illinois

    Two sculptures from the Great ARTdoors Program 2020 are now on view in the front lobby of the Spurlock Museum. The pieces, Kinsey Fitzgerald’s Mother and Child and Ja Nelle Davenport-Pleasure’s Seeds of Injustice, were commissioned by the Great ARTdoors Program in 2020, as part of a collaboration between the Spurlock Museum, 40North, Urbana Arts and Culture, Urbana Park Di