Contemporary Art Then + Now: Endia Beal

Apr 12, 7pm - 8:30pm

Contemporary Art Then + Now: Endia Beal photo

How did the 1960s pave the way for the art of today? Where is art headed and what ideas, technologies, and political and societal concerns are artists embracing? Experience the unique ways four North Carolina art historians, curators, and professors explore the changing territory of contemporary art. Introduction by Weatherspoon Art Museum Director Nancy Doll and including guest lectures by: Jay Curley, Wake Forest University (April 5); Endia Beal, Winston-Salem State University (April 12); Joel Tauber, Wake Forest University (April 19); and Cary Levine, UNC Chapel Hill (April 26). 

Registration for the lecture series Contemporary Art: Then + Now (April 5, 12, 19 & 26) is available through the Triad Stage Box Office beginning January 5. 

$50 WAM Members; $65 Nonmembers
  • Register online:
  • In person: Triad Stage, 232 South Elm Street, Greensboro, 27401. 
  • Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday, Noon-6pm; Saturday, 2-6pm
  • By phone: 336-272-0160
  • All sales are final. No refunds. Registration for individual lectures is not available. 

Looking Back to Look Forward (Apr 12)

As director of Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University since 2014, Endia Beal is responsible for organizing exhibitions dedicated to the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora with special attention to African-American and regional art. Beal received her MFA degree in Photography from Yale School of Art and an BA in Art History and Studio Art from UNC Chapel Hill.  She was one of four women nationally selected to participate in ArtTable, a program designed to promote women in the visual arts. As a photographer, one of her first bodies of work as a graduate student explored the relationship of minority women within the corporate space. She regularly uses narratives and video testimonies to question conformity and gender norms within marginalized communities and individuals. Beal will explore the ways in which contemporary artists of color are intimately involved in the process of looking back, of remixing ideas and images, and posing important questions about how history informs the present.

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