March 16, 6pm – Save the date for the College for Creative Studies Valade Speaker Series with Ann Hamilton.
Ann Hamilton is a visual artist whose practice centers in the metaphorical structures and material processes of textiles and takes form as large-scale site-responsive installations, performance collaborations, print media, and public projects. Inspired by histories and geographies of place, the work’s multiple forms often juxtapose expressions of language and tactile materiality to explore relationships between the individual and the collective, the animate and inanimate, the human and non-human animal, the silent and the spoken. The Valade Speaker Series is free & open to the public
March 23, 5pm – Save the date for The Wright Museum’s President’s Lecture Series with Academy Award winning American film costume designer, Ruth Carter. Carter is known for turning the Black Panther superhero into an African King; making history as the first Black person to win in the category and earning Marvel Studios their first Oscar recognition. Carter pays tribute to the people of Africa through the costumes in BLACK PANTHER and BLACK PANTHER 2: WAKANDA FOREVER.
March 22 – May 6 – The Gilda Snowden Memorial Exhibition
This is an unthemed, all media exhibition, named for Gilda Snowden who was a prominent Detroit artist and much-loved professor at the College for Creative Studies for 31 years who passed away unexpectedly in 2014. Snowden was famous for her willingness to nurture students, colleagues and other artists. Snowden attended virtually every gallery opening in Detroit, documenting the events in highly popular videos posted to YouTube along with her observations.