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Lecture by Emory Douglas
September 15, 2015 -- 5:30 PM

Emory Douglas, artist and former minister of culture for the Black Panther Party will speak about his work on view in Emory Douglas: Power to the People, the Struggle Continues. Seating is limited; first come, first served.

Opening Reception for Fall Exhibitions
September 15, 2015 -- 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

An opening reception and docent-led tours for the fall exhibitions. A lecture by Emory Douglas will take place at 5:30 PM.

Look! at Lunchtime
September 17, 2015 -- 12:15 PM

A 15-minute dialogue on Joseph Cornell’s Pipe Box.

Museum Tour for Gordon Parks: Segregation Story
September 20, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

Join a Sheldon student guide for a tour of the fall exhibitions. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are every third Sunday of the month.

First Friday Reception
October 2, 2015 -- 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The museum is open late, with engagement activities offered by Sheldon student guides.

Look! at Lunchtime
October 15, 2015 -- 12:15 PM

A 15-minute dialogue on Grueby Faience Company’s Vase.

Museum Tour for Black Fire: A Constant State of Revolution
October 18, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

Join a Sheldon student guide for a tour of the fall exhibitions. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are every third Sunday of the month.

Music Performance and Exhibition Tours
October 23, 2015 -- 7:00 PM

The Voices of Victory Mass Choir of Omaha's Salem Baptist Church, under the direction of Ananias Montague, celebrates the ability of music to inspire action and unity. The choir will perform hymns, spirituals, and traditional gospel music.

Open Workshop: Screen Printing for Social Justice
October 23, 2015 -- 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

After a short tour of Emory Douglas: Power to the People, the Struggle Continues, participants will print an eco-friendly repurposed t-shirt or make a button. Designs will be based on text and images created by the public over the course of the exhibition.

Film Screening
October 25, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

In Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014), filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris explores the influence of photography in shaping America’s views on race.

Lecture by Dr. Jane Rhodes
October 26, 2015 -- 5:30 PM

Dr. Jane Rhodes, department head and professor of African American studies at the University of Illinois–Chicago, will speak on the influence of the Black Panther Party’s political and social movement on American mass culture. A reception will follow.

Panel Discussion
October 27, 2015 -- 5:30 PM

“Social Justice and the Law,” a series of conversations facilitated by students and faculty from UNL’s College of Law.

Gallery Talk on Emory Douglas
October 28, 2015 -- 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM

Stacy Asher and Aaron Sutherlen, co-curators of Emory Douglas: Power to the People, the Struggle Continues.

Lecture by Dr. Zakiyyah Iman Jackson
October 29, 2015 -- 5:30 PM

Dr. Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, assistant professor of English at George Mason University, presents “The Blackness of Space Between Matter and Meaning.” Jackson’s research draws upon queer studies, black feminism, and Africana philosophy. Her talk—an investigation of “the human”—maps new ontologies within the frameworks of feminist new materialism and posthumanism.

Lecture by Hank Willis Thomas
October 30, 2015 -- 5:30 PM

Visual artist, photographer, and social activist Hank Willis Thomas will present “After Identity, What?” Thomas’s lecture will survey his projects and themes, which aim to subvert misconceptions and singular views of individuals and histories by revealing counter narratives.

Film Screening
November 1, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 (2011), a compilation of footage by Swedish journalists, documents the evolution of the black power movement in the US.

First Friday Reception
November 6, 2015 -- 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The museum is open late. UNL Opera will perform.

Film Screening
November 8, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

In 1969, Gordon Parks became the first African American to produce and direct a major Hollywood film with The Learning Tree. Based on Parks’s 1963 novel of the same name, the film tells the coming-of-age story of a black teenager in Kansas in the 1920s.

Lecture by Dr. Thulani Davis
November 10, 2015 -- 5:30 PM

Dr. Thulani Davis, an interdisciplinary scholar and writer at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, will present “Dialogue in Black and White: Picturing the Black Body,” a discussion of imagery from the 1860s through the Obama era.

Museum Tour for Emory Douglas: Power to the People, the Struggle Continues
November 15, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

Join a Sheldon student guide for a tour of the fall exhibitions. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are every third Sunday of the month.