Each term African and African American Studies sponsors the Angelina Weld Grimké lecture series and at least one additional event or lecture.

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Angelina Weld Grimké (February 27, 1880 – June 10, 1958) was the first African American female student to attend the Carleton Academy, a preparatory school that was a part of the college campus from 1866 to 1906.  She went on to be an American journalist, teacher, playwright and poet who came to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance; she was one of the first African-American women to have a play publicly performed.  A list of previous Grimke Lectures can be found here.


Feb 27

Zoe Charlton, Artists Lecture

From site: Perlman Teaching Museum

As a complement to the exhibition, 'A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art', featured Baltimore-based artist Charlton challenges notions of gender, race and class in vigorous figure drawings.

Monday, February 27th, 2012
7:30 – 8:30 pm / Weitz Cinema
Zoe Charlton lecture 2/27/12

Zoe Charlton, Baltimore-based African-American artist featured in 'A Complex Weave', Perlman Teaching Museum exhibition, will speak about her provocative and beautiful figure drawings in the context of race, class and gender issues.  Initially drawn to the nude as devoid of socially determined markers, Charlton soon used the nude to explore notions of 'passing' for membership in another group by adopting specific accessories and postures.

Co-sponsored by Intercultural & International Life (IIL), and the Christopher U Light Lecture in the Arts.

A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art is curated by Dr. Martin Rosenberg, Professor of Art History, Rutgers University, Camden, and Dr. J. Susan Isaacs, Professor of Art History, Towson University, and organized by The Stedman Gallery at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  Tour organized by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions.

Sponsored by Perlman Teaching Museum. Contact: Laurel Bradley, x4342