Black Spring

April 11 - May 9, 2017

BLACK SPRING is an exhibition organized by current students representing black lives at Bennington, past, present, and future through audio, video, performance, sculpture, photography and text. Each week new works will be added in this exhibition that layers media, experiences of history and identity.


Opening reception

April 11

Soul Talk

Tuesday, April 25 at 1:00 PM at Usdan Gallery, VAPA

What role does race play in instigating social change? How do we think about inclusion and exclusion in creating spaces for black life on campus and in the curriculum? Join faculty members Karthik Pandian and Michael Wimberly and current students Ash Haywood ‘18 and Deja Haley ‘20 in conversation with Gates.

TheasterGates Delivers the 2017 Adams-Tillim Lecture

Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 PM at Tishman Lecture Hall

Reception with student-organized potluck to follow in conjunction with Black Spring, a student- and faculty-organized exhibition in the Usdan Gallery which presents a history of black art, life and music at Bennington from the era of the Black Music Division to the present.

Closing Reception

May 9