Emory Douglas: Arts and Resistance

 May 04, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
 Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

5710 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL

Emory Douglas in conversation with local artists and activists about arts, resistance and revolution. With Cairá Lee Conner from We Charge Genocide's Radical Education Project and James T. Green, 2014/15 Arts + Public Life/CSRPC Artist-in-Residence.

co-presented by The Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture and  The Black Death Project, a Mellon Collaborative Fellowship for Arts Practice and Scholarship. 

Emory Douglas was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan has been a resident of the San Francisco, CA Bay Area since 1951.  He joined the Black Panther Party (BPP) as Revolutionary Artist and then became Minister of Culture in 1967, a role he held until the party disbanded in the early 1980s. Douglas was also the art director of The Black Panther, the BPP's weekly newspaper, which informed, educated and prodded the larger community to action.  

His work has  been in numerous exhibitions about the history of the Black Panther Party, including shows at the Arts & Culture Conference of the Black Panther Party in Atlanta, GA; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco;  Urbis, Manchester, UK; the MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles; 2008 Biennale of Sydney, Australia; the African American Art & Cultural Complex, San Francisco; Richmond Art Center, CA; the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston; and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY.  His work has also appeared in print in such publications as Art in America, PRINT Magazine, American Legacy Magazine and the American Institute of Public Arts.  Published In 2007, Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas provides a comprehensive collection of Douglas’s work.