Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Saturday Oct 26, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Dr. Kellie Jones has curated more than 25 exhibitions including Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980. Her recent book, EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art, features selections of her writings on Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Hammons, Martin Puryear, Betye Saar, and Lorna Simpson, among many others.

Hettie Jones has published numerous poetry collections, books for children and young adults, and the memoir How I Became Hettie Jones. She is on the faculties of the New School’s Graduate Writing Program and the 92nd St. Y Poetry Center. Artistic Director Stuart Horodner discusses art, literature, and family legacies with these two acclaimed cultural producers and educators.

Contemporary Talks is a visiting lecture series at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center that connects Atlanta audiences with some of the most consequential thinkers and doers in the world of art and culture. The speakers share thoughts about their past and present projects – what informs and motivates them, what challenges they face, and why it matters.

Recorded Oct. 26, 2013.

Contemporary Talks is sponsored by Possible Futures.

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