Brooklyn Talks: John Edmonds and Sarah Elizabeth Lewis @ Brooklyn Museum
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Get a close look at the exhibition John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance with the artist and Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, associate professor, Harvard University, founder of the Vision and Justice Project, and author of the award-winning 2017 “Vision and Justice” issue of Aperture magazine. For Edmonds’s first solo museum exhibition, he engaged directly with our Arts of Africa collection, photographing select objects from the estate of the late African American novelist Ralph Ellison, and presenting them alongside portraits of friends with Central and West African sculptures. The two discuss how Edmonds uses photography and video to create sensitive portraits and still lifes, reimagine art historical precedents, and explore intersections of representation, modernity, and identity in the African diaspora.

Tickets are $10; a Zoom link will be sent by email upon confirmation. Member tickets are $5. Not a Member? Join today!

This program will include live captions and American Sign Language interpretation. For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

VIRTUAL – Laura Raicovich | Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest @ Free Library of Philadelphia
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm

In conversation with Seph Rodney, PhD, opinions editor and managing editor of the Sunday Edition for Hyperallergic, author of The Personalization of the Museum Visit, and winner of the 2020 Rabkin Arts Journalism Prize.

The interim director of New York’s Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, Laura Raicovich is a fierce advocate for museums to be hubs of activism and protest that foster a more engaged and informed public. The former director of the Queens Museum, her 2018 resignation from that institution became one of the latest instances of politicized resignations amongst museum administrators across the U.S. A recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellowship, Raicovich lectures internationally, has created and implemented new museum preservation strategies, and is the author of the books At the Lightning Field and A Diary of Mysterious Difficulties. In Culture Strike, she offers context for historical and contemporary museum controversies, argues that ideological neutrality in museums is a myth, and outlines a plan for improving these institutions to better serve the public.

Books available through the Joseph Fox Bookshop

Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – Jun 26 @ 4:00 pm

The Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists (CQHA) invites you to attend our 2021 Virtual Conference, June 24-26.

We will meet approximately 11:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT each day (what’s the start-time in my timezone?) (what’s the end-time in my timezone?) with built in time for breaks.

We will meet over Zoom. We thank our colleagues at the Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College for hosting this event.

Program: Presentations at CQHA, organized into thematic sessions, address aspects of Quaker history across all time periods and locations. Since this year’s program builds on the postponed 2020 conference that would have taken place at Earlham College in Indiana, we are pleased to include several presentations related to Quakers and the American Midwest. In addition, we have been able to take advantage of our virtual format to invite colleagues from several continents to participate in a series of special sessions on historiography and archives in Quaker historical studies.

–> See the full CQHA program.

How to register: Registration is free. Please register using this form by June 22, 2021. Late registrants may email quakerhistoriansandarchivists@gmail.com

Suggested donation: There is no cost to attend the 2021 Virtual CQHA conference. For those who are able, we ask you to consider redirecting the funds you would otherwise spend on conference registration to make a donation in support of Quaker history. The program committee recommends several recipients on our conference website.

Code of Conduct: We have adopted a Code of Conduct for this virtual event, which we ask that you read and confirm as part of your registration process.

Radical Tenderness: Trans for Trans Portraiture @ New-York Historical Society
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm

Radical Tenderness: Trans for Trans Portraiture, on view at the Alice Austen House Museum, highlights photographic work from four trans and non-binary artists whose portrait photography exudes tender intimacy and calls for a radical shift in visibility politics. Guest curator, Dr. Eliza Steinbock, will be joined by participating artist Zackary Drucker for a dialogue about the ways that trans and queer people use artwork to connect with one another, historically and today. The discussion will be preceded by a guided virtual tour of the exhibition by the Alice Austen House’s Executive Director Victoria Munro.

Hosted by the New-York Historical Society and the American LGBTQ+ Museum in partnership with the Alice Austen House Museum and the Stonewall 50 Consortium. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Radical Tenderness: Trans for Trans Portraiture, on view at the Alice Austen House Museum though June 1, 2021.

Zackary Drucker is a photographer, producer, and activist who has reshaped contemporary conversations around gender presentation and identity within art and popular culture. The exhibition Radical Tenderness: Trans for Trans Portraiture includes works by Drucker. Eliza Steinbock is an assistant professor in cultural analysis at the film and literary studies department and art history department at the Leiden University Center for the Arts in Society. Victoria Munro (moderator) is the executive director of the Alice Austen House, a nationally designated site of LGBTQ history representing the life and work of lesbian photographer Alice Austen (1866–1952).

Anesthesia in the Civil War – Live on YouTube with Kyle Dalton @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday, June 30 at 1:00 PM on YouTube for a virtual program hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. You can tune in live by visiting youtube.com/user/nmcwm at the scheduled time.

Membership and Development Coordinator Kyle Dalton will discuss the use of anesthesia during the Civil War. Though many often don’t associate anesthesia with Civil War medicine, it was used in over 95% of Civil War surgery. Kyle will outline the use of chloroform and ether in the 19th century and how it came to be so pervasive in the Civil War in both the Federal and Confederate armies.

Kyle Dalton is a summa cum laude graduate of the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, where his paper Active and Efficient: Veterans and the Success of the United States Ambulance Corps was awarded the Zeender Prize for best history thesis. In his spare time Kyle writes and maintains a website on the lives of common sailors in the eighteenth-century: BritishTars.com.

Dara Meredith Dance Premiere of The Bridge of Our Roots @ Delaware Art Museum
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for the premiere of The Bridge of Our Roots, Dara Meredith’s commissioned dance for the Delaware Art Museum. Recorded in front of Southern Souvenir No. II, the dance responds to this powerful painting by Eldzier Cortor.

Tickets are now available for the dance, premiering on Thursday, July 1. The pre-recorded performance may be viewed on-site at the Museum or from home.

On-site Premiere

Join us at the Museum for an on-site viewing of the pre-recorded performance, followed by a live discussion with the choreographer. Limited on-site tickets available.

5:30 pm – 7 pm – Make it an evening by joining us beforehand on the Museum terrace for Happy Hour.
7 pm – Gallery talk with choreographer, Southern Souvenir No. II
8 pm – Performance premiere in Museum auditorium, followed by a live discussion with the choreographer.

Virtual Premiere

Ticketholders for the 50-minute performance can join the online event premiere via an exclusive link. Tickets include a streamed live discussion with the choreographer following the performance. Ticketholders will have unlimited viewing to the recorded performance through July 10.

Read more about Southern Souvenir No. II on the blog.

Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm

How have the past few years of turbulence, isolation, unrest, and injustice affected artists?

Take a look at our newest exhibition ReVision and Respond, with artist Mashell Black. This New Jersey Arts Annual exhibition features 45 New Jersey artists from all over the state. Black will tour you through the show looking at their work and the work of their peers.

This program will be available on Zoom and will be live on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch.

Inside Look is a project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and The Newark Museum of Art.

The American Revolution From Other Perspectives @ The Old State House
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm

Virtual lecture from The Old State House by historic-site interpreter Gavin Malone explores how the American Revolution was part of a much larger conflict that spanned several continents and included British loyalists, African Americans and Indigenous peoples. Program streamed live via Zoom. Registration required and only available by clicking here(This link opens in another tab/external link). 1 p.m. For additional information, call 302-744-5054 or mailto:OSHmuseum@delaware.gov.