The Clark Atlanta University Art Museum will launch a new series this fall called “20/21 Visions,” the school announced on Thursday.
According to a CAU press release, the new series features 7-minute presentations by artists and arts professionals that intends to start new conversations about the black community and African and African Diaspora art. From the CAU Newsroom:
“The Clark Atlanta University Art Museum will launch a new series on Sept. 11, 2016, at 2 p.m. called “20/21 Visions.” The new series features impactful 7-minute presentations by artists and arts professionals designed to spur in-depth conversations about the development of African and African Diaspora visual art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Each presentation concludes with academic and curatorial discussion. This innovative series will be held in the CAU Art museum located in Trevor Arnett Hall on CAU’s main campus at 23 James. P. Brawley Dr., SW. The GPS address for parking is 190 Mildred St., SW.”
Maurita Poole, Ph.D., a cultural anthropologist and curator who specializes in race and identity formation, gender and sexualities, the anthropology of art, and image-based ethnography, will give the first session. She will discuss the works by Egyptian-born Nubian mixed media artist Fathi Hassan in a presentation. The idea, Poole explained, is to “enrich and deepen existing conversations about African and African Diaspora art.”
Poole added, “The Art Museum, through this new program, seeks to provide a local space that allows artists and arts professionals to discuss their work with diverse communities in the Atlanta area.” Poole also said that the CAU Museum boasts as one of the largest permanent collections of black fine art in the United States including, Woman in Blue (ca. 1969), by William H. Johnson and Pickets (1946), by Roy DeCarava.
The CAU Art Museum is located in Trevor Arnett Hall on the CAU campus.