Saturday, April 7, 10 to 11 am
Culture Klatsch is presented four times a year, twice each Spring and Fall. The program has been designed as an informal study group to examine art in or related to the Museum's collection and is hosted by the Museum's Curator of Art, Alicia Longwell. Coffee and pastries are served. Free. Advance reservations required.
"Photographers are visual storytellers. They illustrate our place in
society, document our dreams and preserve powerful memories," notes scholar,
photographer, and author Deborah Willis. Willis will present images from
her most recent book, Reflections in Black: A History of Black
Photographers, 1840 to the Present, and discuss the work of African-American
photographers. Curator of Photography at the Smithsonian Anacostia
Neighborhood Museum, Washington, D.C., and former curator of photography at
the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, Willis is the
country's foremost expert on African-American photography.
Poet Beverly Wiggins Wells will read selections from her works including
poems written in response to the exhibition The Jefferson Suites: An
Installation by Carrie Mae Weems. Wiggins Wells has published a volume of
poems entitled Simply Black, and is actively involved with the Langston
Hughes Writers Guild, Ninevah Beach Summer Festival and Eastville Community
Historical Society. The event is hosted by the Outreach Programs Committee,
and has been supported in part by Bridgehampton National Bank.
Join Dr. Carolyn Goodman as she presents her latest project, an inspiring
documentary film about today's young activists entitled Hidden Heroes. Dr.
Goodman is the mother of slain civil rights worker Andrew Goodman. In 1966,
she founded The Andrew Goodman Foundation in order to carry on the goals and
dreams of her son, and she has since dedicated herself to working for social
justice. A question and response session will follow the presentation.
Motown Memories Dance Party
No other sound moves like the Motown sound because of its unique groove and
legendary performers. Motown during the sixties was the sound of young
Americans. Come out and dance to all your favorite groups from Hitsville,
USA: The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Marvelettes, Little
Stevie Wonder, and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. Hosted by radio
personality Henry Maxwell from WPBX, 88.3 FM, with a guest DJ spinning the
records, this party will make you want to dance in the street!