Events Calendar

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October 18

Talk

Krik? Krak! Art, History, Politics & Creativity: A Conversation with Ulrick Jean-Pierre, Randal Maurice Jelks, and Cassandra Mesick Braun

5:30PM – 8:30PM
309 AUDITORIUM, SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART, SAM AND CONNIE PERKINS CENTRAL COURT, 317

Join visiting artist Ulrick Jean-Pierre, Professor of American Studies and African and African American Studies Randal Jelks, and Curator Cassandra Mesick Braun for a lively dialogue to open the Unexpected Caribbean symposium. During the reception immediately following, the University Dance Company presents “Vini Pi Pre/Come Closer”, a contemporary dance theatre work from choreographer Michelle Heffner Hayes reflecting the postures, shapes, lines, and concepts from the paintings and their subjects, as well as African diaspora dance traditions through a contemporary lens. For details on the symposium and to register, visit ucs.ku.edu or email haitianstudies@ku.edu. Jean-Pierre’s visit is organized through the Integrated Arts Research Initiative.

Sponsored By: Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars, KU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Institute of Haitian Studies, Department of African and African-American Studies, Kress Foundation Department of Art History, Spencer Museum of Art