News from the John W. Kluge Center: You're invited to attend "Performing Black Womanhood"

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The John W. Kluge Center and the Library of Congress's Hispanic Reading Room present "Performing Black Womanhood"

"Performing Black Womanhood" celebrates the intellectual and artistic lives of black women across the African diaspora.

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The event includes a pop-up exhibit of materials from the Special and General collections curated by Hispanic Division staff and Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellow, Adjoa Osei, as well as a Research Orientation focusing on women in the arts from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula. The morning concludes with a Symposium featuring a panel of speakers who will deliver presentations that will explore and celebrate women of color in the arts.

All events take place in the Library of Congress's Hispanic Reading Room, LJ - 240

March 1st

Pop-up display: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

March 2nd

Research orientation: 10:00am - 11:00 am

Panel: 11:30am-1pm

Adjoa Osei, University of Liverpool ‘Lá vem a baiana - A Study of an Afro-Brazilian Archetype’

Dr. Camara Dia Holloway, independent scholar: ‘Dark Beauty, Bright Ambition: Navigating Black Stardom in Jazz Age NY/LON’

Sala Elise Patterson, independent scholar ‘Finding Ady: Recovering the Story of a Black Surrealist Muse’

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