Radical Recreation: A Conversation with Derrick Adams and Alison Rose Jefferson

Artist Derrick Adams and historian Alison Rose Jefferson, M.H.C., Ph.D., will explore the theme of water in modern Black history—from segregation to access, from restricted clubs to public bathhouses, pools, and beaches—to the present day. The topic has particular resonance to the artist’s work in Derrick Adams: Buoyant, as well as during this time of civil unrest, and as many members of our community will directly experience the loss of recreational outlets this summer due to the pandemic. Dr. Jefferson will discuss her new book, Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era, , while Adams will address the complexities of the Black lived experience in his art. Moderated by HRM Director and CEO Masha Turchinsky.

Derrick Adams: Buoyant has been extended at the HRM through August 23, 2020, and Derrick Adams: We Came to Party and Plan will be on view through October 18, 2020.

This live, pay-as-you-wish event will take place on Zoom. All donations and ticket purchases are greatly appreciated. Your support provides essential funds to enable the HRM to support our staff, artists, and quality programming.

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2020
Times: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

Presenter Website: http://www.hrm.org