Colored People


Carrie Mae Weems, Colored People

SAT, OCTOBER 29, 2016

12:00-12:45 pm

Presented in conjunction with Family Fun Day, a free interactive public event for all ages, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Story Stitchers will present original spoken word and hip hop that responds to works currently on view in the Kemper Art Museum’s permanent collection with a focus on artists of African American decent, artists working in a Collective, and art work related to the American experience especially as experienced by African American people. Works by Gran Fury, Andy Warhol, Carrie Mae Weems, Renee Cox, Rashid Johnson, Romare Beardon, Tim Rollins + K.O.S., Franz Ackerman, and Kara Walker are included.

Excerpt from Dadishi Buchannon’s poem, Super Man…

Your verbal bullets bounce

Off my chest without

The Teflon vest.

I always strive to do my best

So when I come up a little less

Than my intended goal

I still can stand bold.