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Talks at the Schomburg: Talks at the Schomburg: Basquiat and Contemporary Queer Art


The Very Black Project (Andre Singleton)Dr. Jordana Saggese, Kim DrewDr. David Clinton Wills and Juliana Huxtable will present a #veryqueer #verybasquiat #verydiasporic #veryblack conversation on the life and legacy of Jean Michel-Basquiat. This program, created by NYU Africana Studies graduate students, Ja'nell Ajani and Ayanna Legros, explores and historicizes the cultural phenomena and life events that laid the foundation for Basquiat's creative genius and his undeniable impact on African Diasporic communities across the globe.

This program is presented in collaboration with Basquiat: Still Fly at 55.

@SchomburgLive | #Basquiat

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