RE: Ebony and Jet

February 17, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Virtual

When: Thursday, February 17 at 6:00pm

As a complement to Lorna Simpson’s use of Ebony and Jet magazines, this RE: takes interest in the role of these preeminent publications in Black visual culture and media.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive for the discussion with their own ideas, memories, and anecdotes to share relating to the meaning of Ebony and Jet in their lives, responding to the question: What do Ebony and Jet mean to you?

The program will be moderated by art historian and curator Bridget R. Cooks, author of Exhibiting Blackness and an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine. Invited guest speakers include:

  • Danielle Brown, reporter with the St. Louis American newspaper;
  • Adrienne Davis, William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity at Washington University in St. Louis;
  • Raven Maragh-Lloyd, Assistant Professor of Critical Black Digital Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis;
  • Christopher Tinson, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Saint Louis University.

A photo booth will be available for guests to take a complimentary photo of themselves on the cover of Ebony and/or Jet, and CAM’s Community Access Manager CJ Mitchell will provide a hands-on, art-making activity involving Simpson-inspired collage techniques.