“Stories of Elizabeth Catlett” interview and Q&A
Join jazz bassist and composer Rufus Reid for a conversation about his friendship with acclaimed visual artist and social activist Elizabeth Catlett, the first African American to receive an MFA from the University of Iowa and one of the first three students upon which the degree was conferred. Reid will speak about what inspired him to celebrate Catlett's life, art, and accomplishments with his most recent project for big band, Quiet Pride: A Celebration of Elizabeth Catlett.
The conversation will be moderated by Elizabeth Catlett expert Dr. Melanie Herzog, a Professor of Art History and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin.
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The UI Pentacrest Museums are pleased to announce a more formal partnership with a sister pioneer in the arts here at the University. Hancher artists and performers will now regularly hold events for their residencies at our museums. We view this as an opportunity for the public to share intimate and accessible time with artists during smaller lectures or special performances in conjunction with their main events at Hancher. “Stories of Elizabeth Catlett” interview and Q&A will be first in the series.