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Art & the Archive: Black Art in the Archives, March 29

Art & The Archive, launched Fall 2020,  is a conversation series that will explore the role of the archive in the production of art and culture. Featured speakers will include writers, archivists, artists, and researchers who all engage with archives in meaningful ways. Attendees can expect a lively, expansive discussion of how archives unfold in our everyday lives. This conversation series is sponsored by Decker Library at the Maryland Institute College of Art, in collaboration with the Art History Department.

In this conversation — Black Art in the Archives — archivist Jessica Douglas and multidisciplinary artist and healer Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle explore Black and African American arts and culture in the archives. From a diversity of backgrounds, these speakers come together to examine how Black arts and culture has been preserved in the archives and its impact on scholarship and creative practice. For more on the speakers and past events, visit the website. The conversation will take place on March 29, 2022 at the following times: 11 am-12:30 pm PT / 12-1:30 pm MT / 1-2:30 pm CT / 2-3:30 pm ET USA

This 90-minute conversation will take place over Zoom. This event will be recorded and viewable after the event date. Register in advance here:

Spring into Action Auction Item Preview

Check out some of the great items that will be available in the Spring into Action Auction, held online from March 1-15!

Small handmade stamp of crab on top of a white piece of paper stamped with the crab in blue, orange, black, and green ink. Part of the wood handle and metal tip of a carving tool is seen in the bottom middle.

Hand-carved stamp based on your own design

Vibrant "colonial" blue hobnail shoe with Fenton sticker on the inside, sitting on a white linen tablecloth stamped with a yellow flower and blue flower motif.

Cobalt blue Fenton glass slipper

Hundreds of medium brown coffee beans fill the image, with a glimpse of a stainless steel scoop in the bottom left corner.

Fresh locally roasted coffee beans

The auction is made up of whatever we want to buy/sell/share! You can donate a service (bread baking classes), something you’ve made (hand-sewn notebooks), or something you’ve purchased (restaurant gift card, local artist’s teapot). Just remember that your donation includes shipping or a hand-off at the conference or a drive-by meet-up. You can donate items to the auction using this form–it’s very easy! For step-by-step instructions, see our Auction Donation How-To guide. Proceeds go toward the chapter’s fundraising campaign, which includes annual support for the Caroline Backlund Award fund for student conference attendance  ($1,000) and the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference contribution ($750).

Keep an eye on new auction listings, and please encourage your colleagues and friends and family to contribute and help make this auction a great success!