Special Retiree Cultural Event

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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JUNE 2: JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR OF “GRIEF AND GRIEVANCE: ART AND MOURNING IN AMERICA.” Organized around themes of race, grief and grievance, this is a powerful exhibit by 37 Black artists at the New Museum. Conceived by the late Nigerian curator Okwui Enwezor, it is in his words, a “crystallization of Black grief in the face of a politically orchestrated White grievance.”

The exhibit confronts viewers with a multi-layered, multi-media ensemble of somber forms in sound, moving and still images, painting, graffiti, sculpture and more. Yet as one critic (Washington Post) asserted, it is “filled with musical invention, austere forms of abstract beauty and visceral expressions of joy.” A NY Times review called the exhibit “curating at its best.”

Join us on June 2nd. First, sign up for the museum’s free virtual tour at 3 pm. (Originally scheduled for 1 pm, the tour has been shifted to 3 pm. Those who previously signed up for 1 pm, should have been contacted by the museum about the shift in time and will receive a Zoom link for 3 pm.) Then at 4 pm,* sign up for a PSC Retiree Chapter Zoom event to discuss and share what we have experienced. Maya Harakawa, who wrote biographies of several of the exhibit’s contributing artists for the museum’s catalogue, will lead us in discussion. She is a PhD student at the Graduate Center and has taught art history at both CUNY and SUNY. (*We had to shift the Zoom with Maya Harakawa from 2 to 4 pm when the New Museum shifted its 1 pm virtual tour to 3 pm tour. Those who registered for 2 pm can use the same link for the new time at 4 pm)

If you can, experience the full impact of the exhibit by going in person to the New Museum, 235 Bowery below Houston Street (212) 219-1222.

Register for both the June 2 museum virtual tour and our retiree Zoom discussion.

Here is the registration for the free June 2, 3 pm New Museum virtual tour:

Here is the registration link for the 4 pm PSC Zoom;

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