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Titus Kaphar, M.F.A. 2006, multimedia artist
Elizabeth Alexander, B.A. 1984, Hon. 2007, the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry, and Professor of African American Studies and American Studies, Yale University
Titus Kaphar’s work interacts with the historical canon, exploring the power of reinterpreting history through art. Frequently exposing the absence of African Americans and women from American and European art, Kaphar borrows from familiar works to restore narratives to these marginalized groups. This program features a conversation between Kaphar and Elizabeth Alexander, a noted poet, essayist, and scholar of African American poetry and drama. Together, Kaphar and Alexander discuss race, artistic process, and storytelling through art in connection with Kaphar’s recent exhibitions.
This program is part of a series of public conversations hosted in conjunction with Alexander’s course Contemporary African American Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts, which explores the work and innovations of contemporary African American authors and artists.