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Staff Picks: September 7, 2020

Still from Soy Cubana, features the Vocal Vidas, a female Cuban a cappella quartet.


There Was Once Dense Jungle at Minor LeagueSeptember 11, 7 – 9 PM EDT
Carlos Nunez is the first artist to show in the new gallery space at Minor League. To attend please RSVP for address by email: info@minorleague.us There will be a limit to three people in the gallery at any time. 

Auto Abstracts and Sculptures at Sandler Hudson GallerySeptember 12, 4 – 8 PM EDT
Meet the artist Lloyd Benjamin and see his show. The artist and gallery ask that you wear masks. The gallery is open normal business hours until the show closes on September 19th.


Roxane Gay : The Selected Works of Audre LordeSeptember 8, 8 – 9 pm EDT

Roxane Gay discusses the iconic work of Audre Lorde with fellow author and activist Alexis De Veaux.

Screening: Soy CubanaSeptember 11, 8 – 9 pm EDT

This award-winning short documentary features the Vocal Vidas, a female Cuban a cappella quartet whose infectious spirit and precise vocal harmonies embody the sounds of Santiago de Cuba—the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. A post-screening program will include a conversation between Producer Robin Miller Ungar and Afro-Cuban pianist, composer, and arranger Dayramir Gonzales, followed by an appearance by the Vocal Vidas. This program is co-presented by the UCLA Film & TV Archive.

The Odd Couple: Edmonia Lewis and Louise BourgeoisSeptember 8, 1 – 2pm EDT

This talk by art historian Sara Riccardi, founder of Art Across, will explore the life and career of Edmonia Lewis and Louise Bourgeois, as two examples of female artists at the turn of the 20th century. The apparent contradiction in the pairing of the two artists will perhaps be resolved in a reflection about personal expression, identity, social pressure, and the complexities of modern art.

Open Source: Art Under Threat — Preserving Chicano/a muralsSeptember 10, 6 – 7 EDT

A panel discussion with historians, artists, and legal and conservation experts addressing the history of Chicano/a in Denver and the greater Front Range, focusing on the contributions of Chicano/a artists to our communities, the destruction and threat of destruction presented by extensive gentrification and urban development over the past decade, and the actions we as community members can take to help protect and preserve this important artistic legacy in our own backyard.

Jolene Rickard on Indigenous Visual SovereigntySeptember 10, 8 – 9:30 pm EDT

“Image complex” is a series that proposes that the history of power in the United States can be told as a history of visual infrastructures: institutions and practices that govern how we perceive, and what we can do. In this online talk, Rickard will introduce us to her concept of “Indigenous visual sovereignty”. Rickard will describe a mode of power that emerges not from European political philosophy, but from the long history of Hodinöhsö:ni ideas and practices. This series will continue into 2021. You can find out more about this series here.

Artist Talk – Tina Freeman: LamentationsSeptember 10, 6:30 – 7:30pm EDT

Join artist Tina Freeman, who’s work Lamentations was recently acquired to the LSU MOA Collection. Tune in to hear from her to learn about her creative processes as she has a conversation with LSU MOA curator, Courtney Taylor. 

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