MD – The Necessity of Tomorrow

The Baltimore Museum of Art presents their new series, The Necessity of Tomorrow(s), with Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Book Award winner, national correspondent for The Atlantic, and author of Marvel Comic’s Black Panther series, bringing him back to his hometown of Baltimore for a conversation with BMA Director Christopher Bedford on Thursday, May 17th at 6:00 PM. They’ll explore how the resurgence of Black Panther in film and in print, which envisions alternative futures and new possibilities unapologetically rooted in black culture and technology, relates to the current cultural moment.

Stay for:

*Live music with Ancestral Duo & DJ Trillnatured w/ MC Kotic Couture curated by The Crown
*Cash bars curated by The Crown
*Light fare by Blacksauce Kitchen
*A comic book reading room with Atomic Books
*Voter registration with Black Girls Vote
*New words for a new future activity with Professor Christine Mallinson, UMBC
*Future Artifacts art activity Pierre Bennu
*”Space Is The Place” film screening
*Conversation with Bashi Rose on Black Radicalism inside Stephen Towns: Rumination and a Reckoning

Doors open at 6pm, and the conversation begins at 7pm. First come, first seated.

Seating in the BMA’s Meyerhoff Auditorium is limited. Overflow viewing via live stream will be available throughout the museum. This event is free and open to the public.

The Necessity of Tomorrow(s)—a three part series of artist conversations —borrows its title from the Samuel Delany essay of the same name, which argues for the role of creative speculation in making a more just future. By bringing visionary artists and thinkers to Baltimore to consider key ideas about race and visual culture, the BMA provides a platform for participants and audiences to think differently about questions which affect us all.

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Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218
(443) 573-1700

PA – An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates appears at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Thursday, November 2nd at 7:30 PM to present his latest book We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy. Tickets available at the link…

Ta-Nehisi Coates won the 2015 National Book Award for Between the World and Me, a “searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today” (New York Times). Covering culture, politics, and social issues as a national correspondent for The Atlantic, he won the George K. Polk Award for his cover story “The Case for Reparations.” A Distinguished Writer in Residence at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Coates is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, among a string of other honors. We Were Eight Years in Power is a collection of new and previously published essays on the Obama presidency. Coates currently writes the Black Panther series for Marvel Comics.

*A pre-signed book comes with each ticket to the auditorium and simulcast.
You will collect your book as you enter the auditorium or simulcast.
There will not be a book signing at this event.

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Free Library of Philadelphia – Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

PA – Black Panther & The Crew #1 Signing

Yona Harvey (World of Wakanda) appears at Phantom of the Attic Comics on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM to sign copies of BLACK PANTHER AND THE CREW #1.

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Phantom of the Attic Comics
411 S Craig Street Ste 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 621-1210