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Dreams Are Colder Than Death

Dreams Are Colder Than Death
5:30 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Tue February 28, 2017
5:30 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


Fifty years have passed since the fabled March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King presented his dream. Now, the hopes and utopian desires of that dream have faded, leaving behind stains of diminished expectations and ancient, undying terrors. What does it mean to be Black in America today? Director and legendary cinematographer Arthur Jafa tears at the epistemological roots of this question with hypnotic imagery, lyrical grace, and an epic narration by a host of artistic visionaries, thought leaders, and uncommon folks, including Kara Walker, Hortense Spillers, Fred Moten, Kathleen Cleaver, Charles Burnett, Wangechi Mutu, Saidiya Hartman, and Melvin Gibbs, among others.

Arthur Jafa in Person

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu