Talks & Readings

From Seneca Village to Brooklyn: A Conversation with Tomashi Jackson

SUN, Sep 15, 2019
4 pm

Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

Drawing on research for her recent paintings on view in the 2019 Biennial, Tomashi Jackson convenes this conversation about the long history of displacement and gentrification in New York City. Jackson’s project examines the destruction of Seneca Village, a free Black community that was razed in the 1850s for the creation of Central Park. The artist draws a parallel between this history and contemporary practices of redevelopment that rely on the targeted dispossession of Black and Brown property owners through the Third Party Transfer Program. The full list of speakers will be announced at a later date.

This event is free but registration is required.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

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