music here has always been legendary…

Renee Cox, It Shall Be Named


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, Renee Cox, Rashid Johnson, Romare Beardon, Tim Rollins + K.O.S., Franz Ackerman, and Kara Walker are included.

Lyrics from Jarmel Reece’s song…

Til the judgment day…

I’m from the same place that Dred Scott got his rights took at,

The last place they freed the slaves at,

The courthouse they sold the slaves at.


I’m saying cuz I’m Black and my CV has been a crime from the beginning,

And boy, I’m about to lose my mind

cuz the revolution is starting,

No Marcus Garvey or Malcolm, it’s me.

And now I’ve risen from the grave with that spirit in me.


I’m from the birth home of Ike and Tina, and Chuck Berry,

So makin music here has always been legendary…