In conjunction with Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis, this program will highlight – and perhaps complicate – the reality of being a black artist in Philadelphia in the 1960s and 1970s. What were the challenges? What were the unique opportunities? How is the Philadelphia art world of today different – or not – from those realities?
Panelists will use their own lives and careers to address these issues and make connections to the larger urban art world context in which Norman Lewis worked. Panelists include Moe Brooker, Martha Jackson Jarvis and Charles Burwell, in conversation with A.M. Weaver.