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Reframing 'Black is Beautiful' lecture at Spelman College
Reframing 'Black is Beautiful' lecture at Spelman College

ATLANTA -- The Spelman College Museum  of Fine Art, in partnership with the Spelman College Ida B. Wells-Barnett Distinguished Lecture Series  and Atlanta Celebrates Photography, presents the lecture Reframing "Black is Beautiful," with Deborah Willis, Ph.D., chair and professor of Photography and Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

The lecture will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 at Spelman College Cosby Academic Center Auditorium, 350 Spelman Lane SW, Atlanta.

Dr. Willis will lead a conversation examining and challenging conventional perspectives on identity, beauty, cosmopolitan, and community in Africa and the African Diaspora. She will also examine the relationship between beauty and politics and how such topics have shaped a new understanding of reading Black culture from the antebellum period to the present. Dr. Willis is curator of the exhibition "Posing Beauty in African American Culture," on view at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art through December 7, 2013.

The lecture, free and open to the public, will be followed by a book signing. For more information, call 404-270-5607.