Art History & Appreciation

New Myths in Black and Indigenous Art and Film: Feminine Archetypes and Aesthetics, Part 2

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This is event is being held online. After registering, connection information will be emailed to you.

General Public
$50 / $20 per class
PAFA Members: $35/ $15 per class

Abby King
Still from Crooklyn and Judy Gelles, (1944-2020) "Bathroom" May 23, 1978

In this 4-week course, mythologist and multidisciplinary artist Dr. Li Sumpter offers a breakdown of the Heroine’s Journey model evident in aesthetic and archetypal patterns in contemporary art and film narratives.

The class will explore the journey through works from Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale and select films featuring female protagonists of African and indigenous descent inspired by the exhibition.

In class 3, Feminine Archetypes and Aesthetics Part 2, we will explore questions like: Who are some of the female characters of African and indigenous descent populating contemporary art and film today? What is their motivation and message to the world? This week’s class will zoom in on the characters found in the visual narratives of select works from PAFA’s collection.

Recommended films this week are Whale Rider (2002) and Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013).