Taking off the White Gloves: A Performance Art Series in Honor of Lorraine O’Grady

The Lunder Institute for American Art is incredibly excited to partner with the Davis Museum at Wellesley College for ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜Ž๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜–๐˜ง๐˜ง: ๐˜ˆ ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜š๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜–โ€™๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜บ โ€˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿป. This performance series features six multidisciplinary artistsโ€”Dominique Duroseau, M. Lamar, Tsedaye Makonnen, Nyugen E. Smith , Ayana Evans, and Eleanor Kippingโ€”to accompany the Davis Museum’sย  exhibition ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜–โ€™๐˜Ž๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜บ: ๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ/๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ.

As one of Wellesley Collegeโ€™s most esteemed alumnae in the arts, O’Grady will be celebrated with an opening on celebration on Thursday, February 8, featuring Dear BlaQness: emotionally nude. but BEAUTIFUL you are. [As. Is.] worthy of love, a performance by current Lunder Institute fellow Dominique Duroseau, and a symposium on Friday, February 9, featuring Funeral Doom Spiritual, a performance by M. Lamar.

Additional performances will take place throughout the spring semester, withย Tsedaye Makonnen and Nyugen E. Smith appearing in separate performances on Wednesday, March 6,ย Ayana Evans on Thursday, March 7, and Eleanor Kipping on Saturday, May 25.

See the full performance schedule, including times and locations here.

The invited artists, who first convened as the performance art cohort at the Lunder Institute for American Artโ€™s 2023 Summer Think Tank, will pay tribute to Oโ€™Gradyโ€™s inspiration and legacy, with performances scheduled for February, March, and May on Wellesleyโ€™s campus.โฃโฃโฃ
All performances will be free and open to the all.

This performance art series is organized by the Davis Museum at Wellesley College with support from the Suzy Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Wellesley Collegeโ€™s Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events, the Art Department, and the Office of the Provost. It is made possible in part through the support and partnership of the Colby College Museum of Artโ€™s Lunder Institute for American Art and the Colby Arts Office.

IMAGE: (top row, left to right) Dominique Duroseau, M. Lamar, Tsedaye Makonnen; (bottom row, left to right) Nyugen E. Smith , Ayana Evans, and Eleanor Kipping