This Week: June 25 – July 1, 2018

Wednesday, June 27

John W. Love, Jr. Conversation
New Gallery of Modern Art

Join 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, John W. Love, Jr., when he talks about his Guggenheim award, vision, and Black Blooded, an exhibition currently on view at the New Gallery of Modern Art, curated by Jessica Moss. The exhibition features works by more than 50 prominent artists from Mickalene Thomas to Theaster Gates. Love is a super engaging, dynamic interdisciplinary artist so the program is sure to provide a new perspective on the exhibition.


John W. Love, Jr.

Thursday, June 28

Uptown Art Crawl
various venues

If you are interested in seeing a lot of art at once, check out this month’s Uptown Art Crawl on Thursday, June 28. From 6-9pm you will get free admission to local institutions including the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Levine Museum of the New South, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, and galleries such as Sozo Gallery and Projective Eye Gallery.



Alicia Armstrong, Courtesy of Sozo Gallery

Saturday, June 30

Talk with Rania Matar
The Light Factory

Photographer Rania Matar will give a brief, informal talk about her work at The Light Factory on Saturday, June 30, from 2:30–3:30 pm. Born and raised in Lebanon, Matar moved to the U.S. in 1984. Her cross-cultural experience and personal narrative inform her photography, currently on view in TLF’s exhibition, Bridging Division. Matar’s work has been exhibited internationally, and she is a recipient of numerous awards and honors including a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2017 Mellon Foundation Grant, 2011 Legacy Award at the Griffin Museum of Photography, and 2011 and 2007 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships.


Rania Matar, Mohammad 12, Beirut 2016, Invisible Children series


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