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Getty Research Institute: “The Black Index: Archiving Black Creativity and Resistance”

February 19, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join bibliographer Simone Fujita and curator Krystal Tribbett for a conversation about the role of libraries and archives in indexing Black creative thought and resistance. Fujita and Tribbett discuss the responsibilities of institutions to collect and preserve materials from Black artists and social movements. This conversation is in association with The Black Index, an online exhibition curated by Bridget R. Cooks on view at the Contemporary Art Center Gallery at the University of California, Irvine.
Bridget R. Cooks is an associate professor in the Department of African American Studies and the Department of Art History at the University of California, Irvine. She is author of Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum (University of Massachusetts Press, 2011).
Simone Fujita is an art librarian, archivist, and bibliographer of African American art at Getty Research Institute. She leads library collection development efforts for the Getty’s African American Art History Initiative.
Krystal Tribbett is the curator for Orange County Regional History for University of California, Irvine, Libraries. She is especially focused on supporting the preservation of histories underrepresented in narratives of the region.
Organized by the University of California, Irvine, in partnership with Getty Research Institute’s African American Art History Initiative, this event is made possible in part through the generous support of the University of California Humanities Research Institute. Beginning January 14, experience the virtual exhibition The Black Index, and purchase the related catalog.
This event is in association with The Black Index: Artists in Conversation.
The conversation will be available on Getty Research Institute’s YouTube channel following the event.
Image: Black Panther, Dennis Delgado, 2020. Courtesy the artist.