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Basquiat and Queer Contemporary Art

  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY 10037 United States (map)

Join me in New York for a conversation at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Other panelists include: Dr. David Clinton Wills, Kim Drew, and The Very Black Project.  

Program Description:

Guests will present a #veryqueer #verybasquiat #verydiasporic #veryblack conversation on the life and legacy of Jean Michel-Basquiat. This program, created by NYU Africana Studies graduate students, Ja’nell Ajani and Ayanna Legros, explores and historicizes the cultural phenomena and life events that laid the foundation for Basquiat’s creative genius and his undeniable impact on African Diasporic communities across the globe.

This program is presented in collaboration with NYU Africana Studies, Basquiat: Still Fly @55, Welcome To Harlem, and The Black Connection.

Earlier Event: November 16
25th Annual Literary Awards Festival
Later Event: February 4
College Art Association Conference