Radical Recreation: A Conversation with Derrick Adams and Alison Rose Jefferson


Sunday, June 14, 2020

2pm Where




Admission Registration required

Artist Derrick Adams and historian Alison Rose Jefferson, M.H.C., Ph.D., will explore the theme of water in modern African American history—from segregation to access, from restricted clubs to public bathhouses, pools, and beaches—to the present day. The topic has particular resonance to the artist’s work in Derrick Adams: Buoyant, as well as during this time of civil unrest, and as many members of our community will directly experience the loss of recreational outlets this summer due to the pandemic.

Dr. Jefferson will discuss her new book, Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era, which features an artwork by Derrick Adams on the cover, while Adams will address the complexities of the Black lived experience in his art. Moderated by HRM Director Masha Turchinsky.

Derrick Adams: Buoyant has been extended at the HRM through August 23, 2020, and Derrick Adams: We Came to Party and Plan will be on view through October 18, 2020.

This live, pay-as-you-wish event will take place on Zoom. All donations and ticket purchases are greatly appreciated. Your support provides essential funds to enable the HRM to support our staff, artists, and quality programming.

The HRM will provide live captioning of the Radical Recreation discussion in order to make the event accessible to our audiences. Instructions to enable this option will be sent with the registration link.

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