Global Speed Lecture Series: Bridget Cooks

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Tuesday April 5

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6:30 PM  –  7:30 PM

Conjure: Art and the Black Supernatural

In this presentation, Cooks will discuss expressions of faith and the supernatural in art featured in the game changing exhibitions Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art, Sandford Biggers: Codeswitc, and beyond. 

 

Following the Global Speed Series lecture, please join us for an intimate dinner with Bridget Cooks, Museum Director Raphaela Platow, and members of the Speed's curatorial and senior leadership teams. Tickets are $75 a piece and can be purchased here. 

 

About the Speaker:

Bridget R. Cooks is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and the Department of African American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on African American artists, Black visual culture, and museum criticism. Cooks has worked in museum education and has curated several exhibitions including, Grafton Tyler Brown: Exploring California, (2018) (Pasadena Museum of California Art; Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective at the California African American Museum (2019) (CAAM) and the nationally touring exhibition. The Black Index.

 

She is author of the book Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum (University of Massachusetts Press, 2011). Some of her other publications can be found in Afterall, Afterimage, American Studies, Aperture, and American Quarterly. She is currently completing her next book titled, Norman Rockwell: The Civil Rights Paintings.

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