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Atlanta resident Big Lurch, aka Lurchero, is a barber at one of Atlanta’s most popular barbershops, Killer Mike’s SWAG Shop on Edgewood. To add, this self-proclaimed renaissance man is also a serious art lover, gallery owner and art event organizer. While he curates “style” (IG: @lurchcutz) at SWAG, as an event curator, he creates experiences; further,…

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Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Jeff Bruce, I’ve been here since 2002 as curator or what we call Director of  Exhibitions. I came here from Hampton University Museum in Hampton, Virginia. I moved to Macon, GA to specifically take this job as curator here at the Tubman. I got my MA…

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The spiritual and the secular are more connected than we sometimes realize. That’s the history that was shared this week at the Sinners and Saints Festival in Brooklyn. Curated by vocalist, composer and cultural worker Imani Uzuri, the four day festival took place at the Jack in Clinton Hill from February 26th through March 1st and celebrating Black American vernacular culture (everything from spirituals, blues, early gospel through line singing, praise houses and jazz) and their contemporary counterparts.

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On the “A” w/Souleo… It wasn’t until graduate school that Michelle Joan Wilkinson realized that becoming a curator could be a viable profession. Wilkinson is now the director of collections and exhibitions at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. She now hopes the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s recent announcement of a…

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HAMZA WALKER Neatly tucked away on the fourth floor of Cobb Hall on the University of Chicago’s well-manicured campus is the Renaissance Society. Founded in 1915, the Renaissance Society is a 3,200 square foot, non-collecting, contemporary art venue whose mission is to promote developments in contemporary art through exhibitions and related events.  Hamza Walker is…

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