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‘Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman’ Closing Celebration

Mar

19

Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman will end its double-run at the Museum on Sunday, April 7. The groundbreaking exhibition curated by the Cummer Museum and guest curator Jeffreen Hayes, Ph.D. will then travel nationally to the New-York Historical Society, the Palmer Museum of Art at Pennsylvania State University, and the Dixon Gallery & Gardens in Memphis.

On Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., join us for a free, family-friendly, closing celebration with live music, a lecture and book signing with New York Times bestselling Author Vashti Harrison, and an original spoken word performance directed by Yvette Angelique Hyater-Adams. Dr. Jeffreen Hayes, the curator of the exhibition, will be at the Museum during the closing celebration for one last look before the exhibition leaves for its next venue.

Schedule of Events:

LITTLE LEADERS: BOLD WOMEN IN BLACK HISTORY – A LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING WITH VASHTI HARRISON
11 a.m. to Noon OR 2 to 3 p.m. | Free | Registration required

Vashti Harrison will host a free lecture and book signing for her “New York Times” bestselling children’s book “Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History”. Based on a series of popular Instagram posts she created for Black History Month 2017, the book features 40 biographies of African-American women who helped shape history, including Augusta Savage. A collection of Harrison’s illustrations from the book are currently on display in the Bank of America Concourse at the Museum. The lecture will be held in the Hixon Auditorium, followed by the book signing in the Cummer Museum Lobby. Books are available for purchase from the Cummer Shop. For further information, please call 904.899.6038 or register online.

‘Augusta Savage’, digital print, 2018, Courtesy of Vashti Harrison

STORY AND RESPONSE BY YVETTE ANGELIQUE HYATER-ADAMS AND LOCAL STUDENTS

Noon to 12:45 p.m. | Free | No registration required | Mason Gallery

Yvette Angelique Hyater-Adams and four local students have spent time in Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman to create their own stories and responses to the works in the exhibition. Ms. Hyater-Adams, MA-TLA, runs Narratives for Change, a business using storytelling to cultivate and preserve women’s personal and leadership narratives. Dr. Jeffreen Hayes, the Curator of Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman, will introduce Ms. Hyater Adams and her students. For further information, please call 904.899.6038.

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