Afrofuturism panel and Artist Salon go beyond featured exhibitions at CMA

The Columbia Museum of Art offers two exciting programs that delve deeper into the work of two pioneering female photographers as their exhibitions draw to a close. Renée Cox: Soul Culture closes Sunday, April 22. Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham closes Sunday, April 29.

Afrofuturism & Beyond
Thursday, April 12 | Galleries and cash bar open at 6:00 p.m. | Discussion starts at 7:00 p.m.
In honor of Renée Cox: Soul Culture, panelists from diverse backgrounds in black art, literature, and scholarship explore where Afrofuturism came from, where it’s going, and the role the practitioner plays in shaping the history and future of this movement. Speakers include artist Cedric Umoja, visual artist Dogon Krigga, illustrator and designer Marcus Kiser, artist Grace Kisa, and scholar and visual artist Charlena Wynn with moderator Joy Priest, poet and senior editor of The Yemassee Journal. Sponsored by Friends of African American Art & Culture. Organized by Umoja and Krigga. $5 / Free for members.

Artist Salon: Exploring Seen & Unseen with Kathleen Robbins 
Friday, April 13 | Noon
Take a closer look at the photography found in Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham with Kathleen Robbins, professor of art and photography at the University of South Carolina. Showcasing art on view at the CMA, Artist Salons feature gallery talks with wide ranges of subjects, topics, and disciplines. This project is supported by a Connected Communities grant from Central Carolina Community Foundation. Free with membership or admission.

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Renée Cox (American), An Infinite Spirit (Black Girl Magic), 2016, mixed media

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