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Radical Women's Night Out

Thursday, April 19, 2018 ● 5:30 pm
9 pm

FREE

Please join us for the second of two Radical Women’s Nights Out to celebrate We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85. Explore the timely themes of this exhibition more deeply through a conversation with Jessica Lynne, cofounder and editor of ARTS.BLACK and Black Arts Incubator, and Jae Jarrell, founder of the AFRICOBRA collective and an artist whose work is featured in We Wanted a Revolution. The conversation will be preceded by a dance performance by Naila Ansari.

This event and museum admission are FREE. Pre-registration is required; RSVP online, call 716.270.8292, or visit the Albright-Knox Admissions Desk.

Naila Ansari performs during Radical Women's Night Out on April 19, 2018. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Jae Jarrell and Jessica Lynne during Radical Women's Night Out on April 19, 2018. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

The Radical Women's Night Out committee presents a painting by Julia Bottoms to Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown during Radical Women's Night Out on April 19, 2018. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Guests at Radical Women's Night Out on April 19, 2018. Photograph by Joseph Popiolkowski.

Guests at Radical Women's Night Out on April 19, 2018. Photograph by Joseph Popiolkowski.

Guests at Radical Women's Night Out on April 19, 2018. Photograph by Joseph Popiolkowski.

Guests at Radical Women's Night Out on April 19, 2018. Photograph by Joseph Popiolkowski.

Guests at Radical Women's Night Out on April 19, 2018. Photograph by Joseph Popiolkowski.

A guest at Radical Women's Night Out on April 19, 2018. Photograph by Joseph Popiolkowski.

Guests at Radical Women's Night Out on April 19, 2018. Photograph by Joseph Popiolkowski.

Guests at Radical Women's Night Out on April 19, 2018. Photograph by Joseph Popiolkowski.

Guests at Radical Women's Night Out on April 19, 2018. Photograph by Joseph Popiolkowski.

Guests at Radical Women's Night Out on April 19, 2018. Photograph by Joseph Popiolkowski.

A guest at Radical Women's Night Out on April 19, 2018. Photograph by Joseph Popiolkowski.

A member of the Radical Women's Night Out committee at Radical Women's Night Out on April 19, 2018. Photograph by Joseph Popiolkowski.

Guests at Radical Women's Night Out on April 19, 2018. Photograph by Joseph Popiolkowski.

About the Artists

Jae Jarrell’s radical fashions use the body as a vessel for protest, resistance, and identity. Her love of fashion was influenced by the legacy of her grandfather, who was a tailor, and her uncle, who ran a haberdashery shop, selling fabric and sewing supplies. She went on to study art and clothing design at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Howard University in Washington, D.C. In 1968, Jae, her husband Wadsworth Jarrell, and fellow artists Jeff Donaldson, Barbara Jones-Hogu, and Gerald Williams founded the collective AFRICOBRA (which stands for African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists). The group formed in response to a lack of positive representation of African and African American people in media and the arts. Their goal was to produce works that conveyed the pride, power, history, and energy of their communities. 

Jessica Lynne is co-founder and editor of ARTS.BLACK, a journal of art criticism from Black perspectives. She received her B.A. in Africana Studies from NYU and has been awarded residencies and fellowships from Art21 and The Cue Foundation, Callaloo, and The Center for Book Arts. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Aperture, Art in AmericaThe Brooklyn Rail, and Kinfolk. She is a Winter 2018 Columnist-in-Residence at Open Space and currently serves as the Manager of Development and Communication at Recess. She is co-editor, alongside Sharon Louden, of the forthcoming book, The Innovators: Defining Change in the Art World, that will be published by Intellect Ltd. and The University of Chicago Press. 

Naila Ansari is a native of Buffalo, New York, and a Cum Laude graduate of Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts program. As an original and former principal dancer for the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, Ansari was named in Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 Dance Companies to Watch” for the 2012–2013 season. She has performed with the legendary Lula Washington Dance Theatre out of Los Angeles, California, and performed works by Camille Brown, Kyle Abraham, Robert Battle, and other esteemed choreographers. Ansari is an adjunct professor at Buffalo State in the Theatre and Dance Department and is currently pursing a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University at Buffalo.

Exhibition Sponsors

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 is organized by the Brooklyn Museum. 

This exhibition has been made possible at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s exhibition program is generously supported by The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc.

Publication of the family guide has been made possible through the generosity of The MAK Fund.

Additional support for educational components of this exhibition has been provided by a grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. 

Technical support has been provided by Advantage TI.

Program Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

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Free museum admission this evening is brought to you by:

Divitta Alexander
Marilyn and Donald Boswell
The Honorable Byron W. Brown and Michelle Brown
Buffalo Urban Development Corporation
Community Health Center of Buffalo
Erie County Medical Center
Five Star Bank
LeRoi Johnson
Eunice A. Lewin
Minority Bar Foundation, Inc.
Hal D. Payne
Honorable Crystal Peoples-Stokes, NY State Assembly Member
Rhonda Ricks
Sara Skerker
SLR Contracting & Service Company, Inc., and Sundra Ryce
Dr. Raul & Toni Vazquez

Additional support provided by Ace Flag & Visual Promotion.

Radical Women’s Night Out Committee

Michele Agosto, Divitta Alexander, Tamara Alsace, LaVonne Ansari, Felicia Beard, Michelle Brown, Donna Brown, Sheila Brown, Valeria Cray, Karen Stanley Fleming, Karla Gadley, Alice Jacobs, Glendora Johnson-Cooper, Eunice Lewin, Brandye Merriweather, Daun Nicholas, Jennifer Parker, Rhonda Ricks, Trini Ross, Sundra Ryce, Rose Sconiers, Sonja Sirén, Toni Vazquez, Sandy White

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