Monday, November 5, 2018
Hartwick College’s Yager Museum of Art & Culture will host a screening of the award-winning 2016 documentary “I Am Not Your Negro.” Directed by Raoul Peck, the film is based on “Remember This House,” an unfinished work by James Baldwin, the renowned African-American author, journalist, and activist. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, the film uses Baldwin’s words, writing, and actions to reflect upon issues of race, identity, and politics in America.
The film will be shown in the Yager Museum on Wednesday November 7 at 6 p.m. A discussion will follow, moderated by the Museum staff and Harry Bradshaw Matthews, the College’s associate dean and director of intercultural affairs.
Admission to both the screening and Museum is free and open to the public.
“This screening resonates with and compliments our new exhibit Black Lives at Hartwick Then and Now,” says Quentin Lewis, the Museum’s collections and programs manager. “In addition to being a literary and artistic giant of the 20th century, Baldwin was a keen observer of the complex relationships between history, power, culture, and art. Here at the Museum, we work to create spaces of contemplation around these same issues, both for the Hartwick community and our regional and national visitors.”
Black Lives at Hartwick Then and Now is an exploration of the history of African Americans and African-American Life at Hartwick Seminary and Hartwick College from the 19th century to the present. The exhibition features photos and documents from the College’s Paul F. Cooper Jr., Archives and artifacts from the Museum collections.
Other exhibitions on view include:
The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. when the College is in session. The Museum is closed Sundays, Mondays, and College holidays.
The Yager is the Oneonta area’s only museum of art and culture. Admission is free and parking is available near the entrance on the first floor of Yager Hall. To reach the Museum, take West Street to Clinton Street and turn right onto Cayuga Drive. Follow Cayuga Drive to Yager Hall. Parking is available adjacent to the Museum entrance.
Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.
Contact: David Lubell