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February 2019

POINTS OF VIEW SPEAKER SERIES: WITH KUKULI VELARDE

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
PAFA, 118-128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Kukuli Velarde uses art to examine how we construct ideas of female beauty from colonization to the local barrio, to expose connections between beauty and violence, and to critique the systems of power that marginalize women of color. In conversation with Curator of Contemporary Art Jodi Throckmorton, Velarde will discuss her career and her first solo show of paintings in the United States, The Complicit Eye, on view at Taller Puertorriqueño this winter.  Like Rina Banerjee, Velarde deconstructs art history…

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Kulu Mele’s “Wemilere: Parade of the Orishas
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February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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Join the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Taller Puertoriqueno, for Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble's Wemilere: Parade of the Orishas.  This incredible dance program and conversation is part of 2019’s PhilAesthetic: AAMP Celebrates the African Diaspora in Philly and Taller’s 23rd Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium. Wemilere is a celebration of eight of the most revered orishas (deities) in Yoruba culture: Elegba, Ogun, Ochosi, Oshun, Yemaya, Shango, Oya, and Obatala. The event starts with 10 minutes of drumming…

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Perceptions & Complicity in Beauty & Race

February 23 @ 9:00 am - May 12 @ 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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23rd Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium This year’s symposium focuses on the social perceptions and construction of beauty and how these influence our understanding, acceptance, and emotional responses to race. Since 1997, the Annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium explores the complex relationship of the African Diaspora to Latinx cultures. With presentations by distinguished scholars, this event offers the opportunity to deepen our knowledge and understanding of the African Diaspora in the Americas and foster dialogue, educating audiences and speakers alike.…

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