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April 2014

Os Sertões: The Land, The Man, The Fight

April 7, 2014 - June 27, 2014
Queens College Art Center, Queens College
Flushing, NY 11367 United States

Featuring contemporary artists working with concepts of politics, war and the human condition inspired by the structure of Os Sertões by the Brazilian author Euclides da Cunha.

Open 9 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

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Reception: Os Sertões: The Land, The Man, The Fight

April 10, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Queens College Art Center, Queens College
Flushing, NY 11367 United States

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Abdias Nascimento: Artist, Activist, Author

April 28, 2014 - June 21, 2014
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper Hall, Queens College | 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367 United States

This exhibition celebrates the pivotal contributions of Abdias Nascimento, a major political and artistic figure in Brazil and the African diaspora and a founder of Brazil's Black Movement. On view are forty artworks revolving around the theme of orixas, or mediators between heaven and earth in the possession and trance-based religion known as Candomblé. Throughout the exhibition, public programs with expert speakers will discuss and situate Nascimento's work in broader contexts

Open Monday - Thursday, 11 am - 7 pm, Saturday 11 am - 5 pm. Closed during College recesses and holidays.

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Abdias Nascimento and Candomblé, Santería and Afro-Latino Politics in the Americas

April 30, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper Hall, Queens College | 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367 United States

Opening reception for the Abdias Nascimento exhibition.

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Reception: Abdias Nascimento: Artist, Activist, Author

April 30, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper Hall, Queens College | 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367 United States

Opening reception for the Abdias Nascimento exhibition.

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May 2014

Flushing’s Role in the Atlantic Trade in People and Agricultural Commodities

May 7, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367 United States

James Moore (Anthropology, Queens College) will be the speaker for this lecture, held in conjunction with the Abdias Nascimento exhibit.

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Styling at the Afro Spot

May 13, 2014 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, 405 Klapper Hall, Queens College | 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367 United States

Black Gods, Black Aesthetics

Christopher Winks (Comparative Literature, Queens College) will be the speaker for this lecture, held in conjunction with the Abdias Nascimento exhibit.

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Out of Africa and Back In

May 17, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Langston Hughes Community Library, 10001 Northern Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11368 United States
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Abdias Nascimento, the African Diaspora, and Quilombismo

Vania Penha Lopes (Bloomfield College) will be the speaker for this lecture, held in conjunction with the Abdias Nascimento exhibit.

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Invisible Pharmacies

May 18, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11354 United States
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Queens' Botánicas and the Informal Economy of Healing

Anahí Viladrich (Sociology, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center) will give a paper on her work with botánica stores in Elmhurst, Corona, and Jackson Heights which provide religious articles to practitioners of Santería, a sister religion to Candomblé. This lecture is held in conjunction with the Abdias Nascimento exhibition.

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June 2014

Political Resistance, Art and the Sacred

June 13, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aaron Davis Hall | City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031 United States
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This event will feature speakers Amilcar Maceo Priestley, Esq., Director, Proyecto Afrolatin@; John Collins, Prof. and Director, Latin American and Latino Studies at Queens College and Marta Moreno Vega, Founder and President, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, East Harlem and Co-director, Hunter College, Global Afro-Latino and Caribbean Initiative. This lecture will be held at Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York, in conjunction with a special exhibit of artwork, Abdias Nascimento: Artist, Activist, Author, April 28 – June 21 at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum (405 Klapper Hall).

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