Studio Salon is the Museum's literary society that invites visitors to participate in an ongoing series of book clubs and creative writing workshops inspired by our exhibitions. Aimed at encouraging self-expression, creativity and critical dialogue, this program offers a unique opportunity for language lovers from all backgrounds to come together and openly discuss the intersections of literature and contemporary art!
In celebration of the opening of Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art, we are thrilled to present a book signing of Vintage Black Glamour by author Nichelle Gainer. Drawing on her extensive research of black media archives for her illustrious blog, Vintage Black Glamour presents historic photographs and biographies of prolific, early twentieth-century black scholars and entertainers, who often went unrepresented in mainstream publications. Recalling the vital role Ebony and Jet played, and continues to play, in defining, showcasing and archiving black culture, this book too promises to be an important addition to the black history archives!
Nichelle Gainer blogs beauty, fashion and lifestyle at 55 Secret Street, health, fitness and wellness at Revenge of the Curves, and books, cultural history and the arts at Anovelista. She has written for GQ, InStyle, Glamour, Woman's Day, Newsweek.com and Essence among other publications. She has been featured on NPR's The Picture Show, The Grio, Reclaimed Soul and The Root.
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