Join Students Organized for Black and Hispanic Unity (SOBHU) and the Colby College Museum of Art for a collaborative event to celebrate Black History Month. The event will feature guest speakers, Professor Cheryl Gilkes from the African American Studies Department, and Professor Robert S. Weisbrot of the History Department. The speakers will present their ideas and interpretations of Jacob Lawrence’s Often Three Families Share One Toilet (1943), and Aaron Douglas’s Song of the Towers in the mural series Aspects of Negro Life (1934). Presentations will be followed by an open discussion with members of the audience.
This event is hosted by the Museum’s Building Community through the Arts initiative that is dedicated to providing spaces for faculty and students to lead discussions about works in the collection that address conceptions of gender, race, class, and nationality, while also exploring how these identities and their representations impact us individually and collectively.