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Visual Culture Lecture by Emory Douglas

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT

Free
AIGA MN

The UMD SFA Art & Design Department in partnership with the UMD African & African American Studies Program and AIGA Minnesota hosts Emory Douglas as a part of the Visual Culture Lecturer Series.

Emory Douglas created the visual identity for the Black Panther Party and his iconic images came to symbolize the struggles of the movement. As the Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the 1980s, Douglas’s work, described as ‘Militant Chic’, featured in most issues of the newspaper The Black Panther. His work was characterized by strong graphic images of young African Americans men, women and children. He used the newspaper’s popularity to spur people to action, portraying the poor with empathy and as being unapologetic and ready to struggle for basic human rights. Douglas continues to create art with social and political concerns art that transcends borders.

This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required.

Details

Date:
September 17
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://aigaminnesota.org/event/emory-douglas/

Organizers

AIGA Minnesota
UMD School of Fine Arts

Venue

University of Minnesota Duluth – Weber Music Hall
10 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812 United States
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