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Slideshow Explores the Childhood of Black Girls

Story posted April 15, 1999


April 15, 1999, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Lisa Collins, visiting professor in art history and Africana studies at Vassar College, will give a talk and slide presentation titled "Brown Crayons and Black Dolls: The Art of Coming of Age" at 4 p.m. Friday, April 16, in Beam Classroom in the Visual Arts Center at Bowdoin College. The event is free and open to the public.

Collins will discuss how African-American photographers explore black girlhood in their art; photographers include James VanDerZee, Gordon Parks, Clarissa Slight and Julie Dash.

Collins taught at Bowdoin during the 1996-97 school year, when she had a Dissertation Fellowship from the Consortium for a Strong Minority Presence at Liberal Arts Colleges.

The talk is sponsored by the Women's Studies Program, Women's Resource Center, Africana Studies, Art Department, President's Office for Multicultural Affairs and the Lectures and Concerts Committee. For more information call Melinda Plastas, 725-3833.

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