Visiting art historian Kirsten Buick will speak on the work of Howardena Pindell, currently on view in the major retrospective Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen. For over fifty years, Howardena Pindell (American, b. 1943) has made lasting change as an artist, activist, scholar, professor, and cultural critic. Pindell, in her many guises, moves fluidly between art academies, universities, museums, galleries, and the street because she must. In the words of Audre Lorde:
“Those of us who stand outside the circle of this society’s definition of acceptable women; those of us who have been forged in the crucibles of difference—those of us who are poor, who are lesbians, who are Black, who are older—know that survival is not an academic skill. It is learning how to stand alone, unpopular and sometimes reviled, and how to make common cause with those identified as outside the structures in order to define and seek a world in which we can all flourish. It is learning how to take our differences and make them strengths."Please join us for this lecture on Pindell’s practice. Preceding the talk, and beginning at 1 pm, the artist will be available to sign copies of her exhibition’s catalog, which is available for purchase at the front desk of the museum.