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"Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980"
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
501 Schermerhorn Main Hall.
Dr. Kellie Jones is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. Her research interests include African American and African Diaspora artists, Latino/a and Latin American Artists, and issues in contemporary art and museum theory. Her teaching covers the 17th–21st centuries.
Her writings have appeared in numerous exhibition catalogues and the journals NKA, Artforum, Flash Art, Atlantica, and Third Text among others. Her book EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art (Duke University Press 2011) has been named one of the top art books of 2011 by Publishers Weekly. Her project Taming the Freeway and Other Acts of Urban HIP-notism: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s is forthcoming from The MIT Press.
Dr. Jones is the curator of "Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980"—part of the Getty Foundation's Pacific Standard Time initiative—which originated at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles in 2011 and will open at MoMA PS1 in New York in October 2012.