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Celebrate Black Joy, Hope and Healing by Watching Recent UMMA Virtual Tour Event

Celebrate Black Joy, Hope and Healing by Watching Recent UMMA Virtual Tour Event

Ozi Uduma speaking during a recent virtual tour, entitled “Articulations of Blackness, Black Life, and Black History in University of Michigan Museum of Art’s Collections”.

A recent virtual event featuring UMMA’s assistant curator of global contemporary art, Ozi Uduma, gives online museum visitors a chance to celebrate Black joy, hope, and healing. The virtual tour was part of the inaugural 2021 Juneteenth Symposium at U-M, the recording of which is now available for on-demand viewing. 

Uduma’s tour, entitled “Articulations of Blackness, Black Life, and Black History in University of Michigan Museum of Art’s Collections,” showcased the work of several artists, including sculptor Mary Sibande, painter Titus Kaphar, and photographer Carrie Mae Weems. 

The talk is sandwiched between other streaming events of the symposium, but you can watch Uduma’s portion by clicking play below or opening the video in a separate window by clicking here.

The U-M Juneteenth Symposium was organized by Rackham’s Strategic Action Lead Team, the NAACP Ann Arbor Branch, Association of Black Social Work Students, the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, and the Center for Social Solutions, in collaboration with Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the CEW+ Women of Color Task Force.

 

Unsettling Histories

Explore Ozi Uduma’s recent UMMA exhibition Unsettling Histories: Legacies of Slavery and Colonialism

View Exhibition
Portrait of a white man with a powered hairstyle close to his ears and gathered back at the nape of his neck. He wears a dark coat and and is placed in front of a pick background. At the level of the man's face, the canvas is shredded into long, loosely hanging strips.

Titus Kaphar
Flay (James Madison)
2019
oil on canvas with nails
Museum purchase made possible by Joseph and Annette Allen
2019/2.184