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That Which We Are Still Learning to Name: A Reading with Jessica Lynne

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Krannert Art Museum
Krannert Art Museum and online via Zoom
Jun 22, 2024   1:00 - 2:00 pm  
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Krannert Art Museum
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Campus Humanities Calendar

Join us for a reading with writer, editor, and critic Jessica Lynne in conjunction with the Jen Everett: Could You Dim the Lights? exhibition. She will read from her essay collection in progress, which blends art criticism and elements of memoir to tell a story about the many ways that love—in all its forms—has shaped her life as a Black Southerner. The reading will be followed by a conversation between Lynne, Jen Everett, and Blair Ebony Smith.

To register to attend virtually, visit: Please note: if you would like to join us in person at Krannert Art Museum, no registration is necessary. This hybrid event includes automated captioning and can be accessed in over 27 languages through Zoom.

Jessica Lynne is a writer and art critic. She is a founding editor of ARTS.BLACK, an online journal of art criticism from Black perspectives. Her writing has been featured in publications such as Artforum, The Believer, Frieze, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and Oxford American, where she is a contributing editor. She is the recipient of a 2020 Research and Development award from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, a 2020 Arts Writer Grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation, and she is the inaugural recipient of the Beverly Art Writers Travel Grant awarded in 2022 by the American Australian Association. Jessica is currently an associate editor at Momus and host of the limited series podcast, Harlem is Everywhere.

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