Carrie Mae Weems-The Usual Suspects
TCNJ Art Gallery
August 30-October 22
Opening day event: September 14 @ 5pm
Opening Panel Discussion Moderated by Dr. Michael Mitchell with Tracy Thompson and Jess Abolafia
This fall, TCNJ Art Gallery will open Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects. The exhibition includes recent photographic and video works questioning stereotypes that associate black bodies with criminality. Images from the All the Boys and The Usual Suspects series implicate these stereotypes in the deaths of black men and women at the hands of police, and confront the viewer with the fact of judicial inaction. Blocks of color obscuring faces point to the constructed nature of our notions of race and how these imagined concepts obscure humanity—here with very real and deadly outcomes. People of a Darker Hue, a meditative compilation of video, found footage, narration, and performance commemorates these deaths.
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The exhibition includes recent photographic and video works
questioning stereotypes that associate black bodies with criminality
TCNJ Campus Wide Book Fair
Thursday, September 22 @ 9:30am-4pm
Free Books for the campus community
Follow up event open to the Ewing Community during Ewing Community Fest
Saturday, September 24 @ 10am-4pm
Susanne Davis- Book talk and signing
September 30 @ 12:30pm
Science Complex- Room P101
Join us for a book signing event where Susanne Davis will discuss the process of publishing
her latest book Gravity Hill.
Lee Harrod Memorial Event
September 30 @ 6pm
Education Room 212
The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Executive Committee Member Kayla McLaughlin
October 19 – 23 in the Don Evans Black Box Theater
The Pillowman tells the story of Katurian, a writer living in a totalitarian dictatorship. Katurian is subject to a brutal police interrogation when children start turning up murdered in ways the strikingly similar to his stories. McDonagh’s play asks us to consider the power of art and the responsibility of the artist. It asks what effect does art have on society? What effect does society have on the artist? What is censorship if not a desperate attempt to hide from our own shadows?
Check back soon for ticket information….
Nicole Dittmer- the Wild Witch ~ Mistress of the Broomstick- A Close Reading
October 21 @ 12:30pm
Science Complex P 101
Join us for a closer look at the wild, “monstrous,” transgressive women of Victorian Penny Dreadfuls
Andrew Erkkila- A Close Reading
November 1 @ 12:30pm
Education Building 113
R. Barbara Gitenstein Book Launch
November 28 @ 3pm