Date(s) - 04/21/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The creative team responsible for the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) exhibit “Children of the Sun”will discuss the exhibit in a free Zoom presentation hosted by BMAC on Wednesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. To register, visit brattleboromuseum.org.
Inspired in part by The Brownies’ Book, a groundbreaking magazine for Black children co-edited by W.E.B. Du Bois, and in part by the life and legacy of Vermont’s own Daisy Turner (1883-1988), “Children of the Sun” celebrates the beauty, importance, and complexity of positive representation of African American children.
Mack-Watkins’s first solo museum exhibition, “Children of the Sun” was the subject of a recent feature on Vermont Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition,” as well as write-ups in The New York Times (“Celebrating Black Children in America”), Vogue (“9 Art Exhibitions Worth Masking Up for This Spring”), and Essence (“11 Must-See Black Art Exhibitions Opening This Spring”).
The April 21 Zoom conversation is the first of four events to be presented by BMAC this spring exploring Black visibility and representation in art and in Vermont. Others include “Holding Space: Reflections on Children of the Sun” (April 28), “Black Representation in Children’s Literature” (May 4), and “Illuminating History: The Vermont African American Heritage Trail” (May 19). More information is available at www.brattleboromuseum.org.
“Children of the Sun” is on view at BMAC through June 13.