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Performing History

Performing History: Sally Hemings in the Artist’s Imagination

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 5:00 - 6:30pm

Vinegar Hall at Common House: 206 W. Market St, Charlottesville, VA

Free Admission, drinks available for purchase

In this panel, African-American women artists and scholars discuss what “Sally Hemings” means to them in their work and consciousness. How do the facts of history inform the artist’s creativity, and vice-versa?How can a figure about whom we know so little mean so much to so many, and why has her moment finally arrived?

Come join us for a drink and lively, inspiring discussion in the cozy gathering space at Common House, as some of America’s most original thinkers and creators share their insights.

Featuring playwright Sandra Seaton (From the Diary of Sally Hemings), multimedia artist Marisa Williamson (UVA Ruffin Distinguished Artist-in-Residence), scholar Naomi André (Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement), moderated by soprano Alyson Cambridge (Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall). Other panelists TBA.

Planning on attending? No tickets are required, but to ensure we have enough seats and to receive a reminder, please register using the form below:

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“Performing History” is supported by a grant from the University of Virginia Office of the Vice-Provost for the Arts.