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Miller Smith to be Guest Panelist at Upcoming Memorial Art Gallery Program


On Thursday, February 10, Dr. Arlette Miller Smith, associate professor in the English Department, will serve as a guest panelist at an event hosted by the Memorial Art Gallery.

Attendees will enjoy a viewing of "Against the Odds: The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance," a documentary that tells the story of artists of color who triumphed over formidable odds during the 1920s and 1930s. The film features more than 130 rarely seen paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures by artists of color, and even more rarely seen archival footage of those artists at work. It also chronicles the many significant personalities that shaped the historical movement including Alain Locke, W.E.B. DuBois, and William Harmon.

After the viewing, the panel session will take place. Smith will be offering perspective and answering audience questions alongside Dr. James Evans, professor of Systematic Theology at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and Terry Chaka, curator and gallery manager of Baobob Gallery.

The program takes place at the Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue in Rochester. It begins at 7:00 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

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