Xanti Schawinsky teaching a portraiture class, n.d. Photo by Helen Post Modley.
Boston-based artist Danielle Abrams presents a new, historically driven, 20-minute performance that explores themes on progressive education and racial integration as experienced at Black Mountain College. Following the performance, ICA Assistant Curator Ruth Erickson moderates a conversation between Abrams and Steve Seidel, Harvard University’s Arts in Education program director and a former Boston Public Schools teacher.
UPDATE: Russell Williams, son of Alma Stone Williams, will be in attendance to discuss his mother’s experience at Black Mountain College. Stone Williams was a gifted musician and the first African American woman to study at the school.
ICA Forums are part a new series of discussions on social, cultural, and political topics raised by work on view at the ICA.