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    Conversation & Cocktails

    with Schomburg Director Kevin Young

    Hosted by Nigel Freeman


    Monday, October 1

    6 to 8 pm


     104 East 25th Street, 5th floor

    New York, NY 10010






     On View:

    African-American Fine Art



    Nigel and Kevin will discuss upcoming projects at the Schomburg Center, archive collections, and how archival sources inform and influence our understanding of African-American artists.





    Romare Bearden, Untitled (Street Scene), collage, 1973.





    About the Speakers


    Kevin Young

    Kevin is the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, newly named a National Historic Landmark, and Poetry Editor of the New Yorker. He is the author of thirteen books of poetry and prose, most recently Brown; Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015, longlisted for the National Book Award; and Book of Hours, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize for Poetry from the Academy of American Poets.


    Nigel Freeman 

    Nigel is the director of African-American Fine Art at Swann Galleries, a department he founded in 2006. Swann is the only major auction house with a department dedicated to African-American Fine Art.






    Kevin Young

    Kevin Young