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Photo Flash: National Black Theatre and Park Avenue Armory's 100 YEARS | 100 WOMEN Symposium

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At its fourth annual "Culture in a Changing America" symposium on Saturday, Park Avenue Armory, together with lead partner National Black Theatre and nine additional New York City-based cultural institutions, announced the lead group of artists they commissioned as part of the 100 Years | 100 Women initiative. In addition to the Armory and National Black Theatre, the commissioning institutions are: Apollo Theater; The Julliard School; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company; The Laundromat Project; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of the Moving Image; National Sawdust; New York University (Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts; Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Innovation; and Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture); and Urban Bush Women.

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The discipline-spanning group of artists, who self-identify as women or gender non-binary, will create works in response to the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave some women the right to vote. The commissioned projects-spanning visual arts, music, dance, film, photography, and performance-will be showcased in a major event on May 16, 2020 in the Armory's Wade Thompson Drill Hall and historic rooms. Commissioned artists include: Sama Alshaibi, Murielle Borst-Tarrant/Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective, Zoë Buckman, Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, Karen Finley, Ebony Noelle Golden, Chanon Judson, L'Rain, Shola Lynch, Meshell Ndegeocello, Toshi Reagon, Jaime Sunwoo, Sahar Ullah, Carrie Mae Weems, Deborah Willis, and many more.

100 Years | 100 Women is part of the Armory's Interrogations of Form conversation series, which unites artists, thought leaders, and social trailblazers for creative, multidimensional explorations of today's social and cultural landscape. This year's "Culture in a Changing America" symposium, also part of the series, included conversations, performances across artistic genres, and intimate salons reflecting on womanhood, citizenship, intersectional feminism, and the myriad ways in which artists navigate these issues.

Tickets for the May celebration are available for purchase at www.armoryonpark.com.

Photo Flash: National Black Theatre and Park Avenue Armory's 100 YEARS | 100 WOMEN Symposium
Renee Cox

Photo Flash: National Black Theatre and Park Avenue Armory's 100 YEARS | 100 WOMEN Symposium
Rebecca Robertson

Photo Flash: National Black Theatre and Park Avenue Armory's 100 YEARS | 100 WOMEN Symposium
100 Years| 100 Women commissioning partners

Photo Flash: National Black Theatre and Park Avenue Armory's 100 YEARS | 100 WOMEN Symposium
Avery Willis Hoffman

Photo Flash: National Black Theatre and Park Avenue Armory's 100 YEARS | 100 WOMEN Symposium
Sade Lythcott and Jonathan McCrory

Photo Credit: Paula Lobo



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