Artist Contemplates Black Lives Matter at UofM

March 23, 2016- The Department of Art at the University of Memphis will present a lecture and a performance art ritual and installation by Arturo Lindsay and collaborating artists titled "Artist Contemplating Black Lives Matter Memphis." The lecture will be held Wednesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in room 310 of the Art and Communication Building (ACB). The performance/installation will be held Friday, April 1, at 6 p.m. in room 250 of the ACB. The ACB is located on Central Avenue across the street from the UofM Holiday Inn.

Both events are sponsored by the Department of Art in collaboration with the African and African-American Studies Program. They are free and open to the public.

The lecture will feature Lindsay, an artist-scholar who conducts ethnographic research on African spiritual and aesthetic retentions in contemporary American cultures. His research findings are manifested in works of art, as well as scholarly lectures, essays and articles.

Lindsay is a professor of art and art history at Spelman College. His work is represented in important private and public collections nationwide and abroad. He has exhibited in major solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S., Panama, Mexico, Germany, Peru and Italy. He was one of 15 artists selected by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to promote diplomacy as part of the new smARTpower initiative, which uses visual arts to engage underserved youth overseas and strengthen people-to-people diplomacy.

For more information, call 901.678.2216.

Kimberly Rogers