Feb 23 2021
Asmaa Walton of the Black Art Library

Asmaa Walton of the Black Art Library

Presented by UofSC School of Visual Art & Design and University of South Carolina Libraries at Online/Virtual Space

Art educator and curator Asmaa Walton joins UofSC for a conversation about her work establishing the Black Art Library, an ongoing collection of books on Black visual culture which will become a public-facing archive, research library, and collection of books and ephemera on Black visual arts and artists. It is intended to be an educational resource for the Black community and beyond.

The project began in February 2020 and is currently fundraising to expand its collection and acquire a brick-and-mortar space that will act as a non-lending library based in Detroit, MI. Walton holds an MA in Arts Politics from the Department of Art & Public Policy at New York University, and a BFA in Arts Education from Michigan State University. She was previously the inaugural Keybank Fellow at The Toledo Museum of Art, and the 2019–2020 Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellow at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Sponsored by the UofSC School of Visual Art and Design and UofSC University Libraries.

Registration required.

Admission Info

Free and open to the public.

Dates & Times

2021/02/23 - 2021/02/23

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space