We sincerely regret that ART PAPERS LIVE: Theaster Gates has been cancelled for April 2 due to the closing of Spelman College’s campus for the remainder of the semester. We are making every effort to reschedule the talk and will post updates through our website and via social media. 

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and Art Papers are collaborating once again to present the most notable voices in the art world.

ART PAPERS LIVE: Theaster Gates will provide a special opportunity to delve into the evolution of “Black Image Corporation;” the power and agency of images of Black people; the unique and important ways that Theaster Gates’ practice promotes the equitable dissemination of those images; and the enduring significance of this living archive. Gates will be joined by Linda Johnson Rice, the daughter of John H. and Eunice W. Johnson and CEO of Johnson Publishing Company, and Gail O’Neill, writer, broadcast journalist, and former model, for this landmark conversation on Thursday, April 2, 2020.

While this event is free and open to the public, capacity is limited and registration is required. Priority registration for Friends of the Museum begins Monday, February 10, 2020 via museum@spelman.edu or 404.270.5607. Registration to the public opens on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 9AM.

This ART PAPERS LIVE is supported in part by the Tim & Lauren Schrager Family Foundation.

informative poster for the Theaster Gates speech which was cancelled in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic