Feb 23, 2019
NYPL George Bruce Library, 518 W. 125th St.
Join author Imani Perry for a discussion and interactive workshop inspired by her book Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry. In the book, Perry paints an empathetic portrait of an artist who lived in a community of thinkers working at the intersections of art and activism throughout New York City. In this Studio Salon, Perry will highlight Lorraine Hansberry’s community activism and impact on Harlem. This program will be followed by an informal Q&A.
Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University where she is also affiliated with the Programs in Law and Public Affairs, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Perry is the author of five books, including Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, a New York Times Notable book of 2018. Perry is a scholar of legal history, cultural studies, African American studies, and American Literature. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Harvard, a J.D. from Harvard Law School and B.A. from Yale University.
This Studio Salon is part of the Museum's ongoing partnership with George Bruce Library and is presented as part of inHarlem, The Studio Museum in Harlem's initiative designed to explore innovative ways to work in the community while taking the Museum beyond its own walls.