Studio Salon: Black Macho and The Myth of The Superwoman

  • The Studio Museum in Harlem 144 W 125th St New York, NY, 10027 United States

In partnership with Verso Books and on the occasion of Lorraine O'Grady: Art Is...,we are thrilled to present Studio Salon: Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman. Studio Salon is the Museum's literary society that invites visitors to participate in talks and writing workshops that inspire self-expression and critical dialogue. Amanda Hunt, Assistant Curator will begin the program with a tour of the exhibition. Then, Hunt, Michele Wallace, author of Black Macho, and Jamilah Lemieux, editor at Ebony.com, will discuss the book's contributions to black feminism and unpack notions of representation and space in their political manifestations. In her forward, Lemieux writes in praise of the book's roughness and the importance of working unpopular ideas out in the public sphere. We are excited to explore these profoundly important conversations in relation to O'Grady's iconic work!  Following the discussion will be a public dialogue.