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Studio Salon: Vintage Black Glamour Book Signing & Talk with Nichelle Gainer

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

Studio Salon is the Museum's literary society that invites visitors to participate in an ongoing series of book clubs and creative writing workshops inspired by our exhibitions. Aimed at encouraging self-expression, creativity and critical dialogue, this program offers a unique opportunity for language lovers from all backgrounds to come together and openly discuss the intersections of literature and contemporary art! In celebration of the opening of Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art, we are thrilled to present a book signing of Vintage Black Glamour by author Nichelle Gainer. Drawing on her extensive research of black media archives for her illustrious blog, Vintage Black Glamour presents historic photographs and biographies of prolific, early twentieth-century black scholars and entertainers, who often went unrepresented in mainstream publications. Recalling the vital role Ebony and Jet played, and continues to play, in defining, showcasing and archiving black culture, this book too promises to be an important addition to the black history archives!