Gallery+Book Club

The front cover of Campt’s A Black Gaze. A woman, seen from the shoulders up, looks out at the viewer with a solemn expression.

Tina M. Campt, A Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See (MIT Press, 2021)

Alexandra M. Thomas and Josie Roland Hodson, both Ph.D. candidates in African American Studies and History of Art, lead a book club–style reading of excerpts from A Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See (MIT Press, 2021) by the cultural theorist Tina M. Campt. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Mickalene Thomas / Portrait of an Unlikely Space, for which Campt’s book has served as a foundational source. Come with an open mind; no prior knowledge of the text is necessary. Reading material will be provided.

Gallery+ is an ongoing series of collaborations that invites responses to the Gallery’s collection through special programs and performances. Generously sponsored by the Martin A. Ryerson Lectureship Fund.

Space is limited.