The only museum in the nation emphasizing art by women of the African Diaspora
Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities
Through May 20, 2017
Installation view of Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities, Spelman College Museum of a Fine Art.
Photography: James Michael Jensen
The Museum is currently closed for spring break. However, we hope that you will make plans to view Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities when we reopen on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 10.00 a.m.

In 2016 the Museum launched “Be Your Own Muse,” a series of podcasts featuring Black women artists, curators, and cultural producers. Listen to the recent episode with Mickalene Thomas.
Yoga in the Museum
Monday, March 20, 2017
Enjoy a yoga class surrounded by works of art in Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities and engage in a practice that emphasizes balance, focus, and strength. Yoga in the Museum is free and open to beginner and experienced yogis. Click here for more information.
3 + 1: Older Women and Love
Saturday, March 25, 2017
12:00 p.m.

Enjoy a community screening of Camille Billops’ film Older Women and Love (1986), which explores intergenerational relationships and celebrates female sexuality. Immediately following the screening, participants representing the arts, women’s studies, and sexual health will engage Older Women and Love within the context of gender, race, and relationships. Click here to learn more.

This 3 + 1 program is organized in collaboration with the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library, Emory University.
BLACK BOX: Michelle Hite, Younger Sundays
Sunday, April 2, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Carrie Mae Weems Not Manet's Type, 1997, silver print with text on mat, 25 x 21 x 1 1/2 inches (framed) ©Carrie Mae Weems. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
Younger Sundays invites audiences into an extended meditation on expressions of clarity in African American lives as meaningful cultural, political, and social texts. Sunday, the one day that African Americans had time for themselves, acts as the program’s muse and guide to contemplating freedom, love, and beauty. This BLACK BOX showcases the brilliant utterances of African American Sundays and explores the digital possibilities for sharing this insight for 21st century citizens. Click here to learn more.
Installation view of Firelei Báez, Of Love Possessed (lessons on alterity for G.D. and F.G. at a local BSS), 2016, Acrylic on Yupo paper 71 x 56 inches, 2017.1. Firelei Báez: Bloodlines on view at the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA.
Of Love Possessed (lessons on alterity for G.D. and F.G. at a local BSS) by Firelei Báez was featured in the Museum’s recent exhibition, AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life  (September 15 – December 3, 2016). Thanks to the generosity of Friends, the Museum acquired this thought-provoking painting. We are pleased that it was selected for inclusion in Firelei Báez: Bloodlines, which is currently on view at the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA through May 21, 2017.
Three Questions with Visual Artist
Myra Greene

Myra Greene, Untitled #12 from the series Character Recognition, 2004 – 2007, ambrotype on black glass, 3 x 4 inches.
Myra Greene is a photographer and the 2016 – 17 Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Spelman College. A celebrated artist and educator, Greene enjoys exploring photographic processes that engage issues about the body, memory, and the ever-shifting identity of African Americans. Greene has been an artist in residence at prestigious institutions including Light Work at Syracuse University, New York, and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Her work is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and Spelman College. The Museum sat down with Greene recently and asked three questions. Read more . . .
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