755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626

Free Event

**Please register for the webinar (here) to gain access to the virtual talk, or register for the in-person gathering through this event. Fleetwood will lecture remotely but will be able to interact with the in-person and virtual audiences thanks to our wonderful Event and Classroom Management team. Face masks are required indoors in all University buildings.**

Featuring speaker: Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood, a writer, curator, and the inaugural James Weldon Johnson Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU. She is the author of Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration (2020), winner of the National Book Critics Award in Criticism, the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award in art history, and the Frank Jewett Mather Award in art criticism. She is also curator of the exhibition Marking Time at MoMA PS1. Her other books are On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination (2015) and Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness (2011). 

She is also co-editor of Aperture magazine’s “Prison Nation” issue, focusing on photography’s role in documenting mass incarceration, and co-curator of Aperture’s touring exhibition of the same name.  Fleetwood has co/curated exhibitions and programs on art and mass incarceration at the Andrew Freedman Home, Aperture Foundation, Cleveland Public Library, Eastern State Penitentiary, MoMA PS1, Mural Arts Philadelphia, the Zimmerli Art Museum, and Worth Rises.  Her work has been supported by the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, NYPL’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, ACLS, Whiting Foundation, the Art for Justice Fund, Denniston Hill Residency, Schomburg Center for Scholars-in-Residence, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the NEH.

Event artwork: Tameca Cole, "Locked in a Dark Calm", 2016

Event Details

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