Floor 8, Tom and Diane Tuft Trustee Room
This single-session course offers an in-depth look at the intersections of jazz history and visual art. Using the exhibition Jason Moran as a point of departure, this course examines how Moran’s conceptual art practice, musical performances, and cross-discipline collaborations materialize the sonic and cultural tensions that define jazz. Paying close attention to the historical continuum of black musical production—from the Reconstruction period to the present—this session explores how contemporary artists preserve, complicate and grow this legacy.
Attendees gain special access to Jason Moran when the Museum is closed to most visitors.
Instructor: Ayanna Dozier is an artist, lecturer, curator, and PhD Candidate at McGill University. Her dissertation, Mnemonic Aberrations, examines the formal and narrative aesthetics in Black feminist experimental short films in the United Kingdom and the United States. She the author of the forthcoming 33 1/3 book on Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope. Dozier is currently a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art, a lecturer in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University, and a 2018–2019 Helena Rubinstein Critical Studies Fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program.
Registration is required ($90 adults; $75 members). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries and information about this course.
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