Tue, Sep 17th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Weber Music Hall
10 University Drive, Duluth MN 55812

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Visual Culture Lecture by Emory Douglas

Tuesday, September 17, 6PM (Reception at 5PM) at Weber Music Hall

The UMD SFA Art & Design Department in partnership with the UMD African & African American Studies Program and AIGA Minnesota hosts Emory Douglas as a part of the Visual Culture Lecturer Series.

Emory Douglas created the visual identity for the Black Panther Party and his iconic images came to symbolize the struggles of the movement. As the Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party from 1967 until the 1980s, Douglas’s work, described as ‘Militant Chic’, featured in most issues of the newspaper The Black Panther. His work was characterized by strong graphic images of young African Americans men, women and children. He used the newspaper’s popularity to spur people to action, portraying the poor with empathy and as being unapologetic and ready to struggle for basic human rights. Douglas continues to create art with social and political concerns art that transcends borders.

This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required.

AIGA Minnesota’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee is hosting a Call for Art for works inspired by Emory Doulgas to hang at the reception. If you’d like to participate, send your 18x24in PDF image to Terresa Moses at [email protected]

Contact Leadership

Terresa Moses
Terresa Moses
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Terresa Moses is the Creative Director of Blackbird Revolt, a design studio which uses art and design to create conscious messaging and works with a number of organizations that are effecting social change. She is also an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Department of Art & Design. She graduated with her BFA in Fashion Design and minor in African-American Studies from the University of North Texas in 2008. After completing her BFA, she worked as a graphic apparel designer for over six years at a sports agency before going back to UNT to complete her MFA in Design Research with a minor in Anthropology in 2015.

Her design research interests include; “Project Naptural” a project on Black natural hair and its effects on the self-identity of Black women, “Racism Untaught” a project to help integrate anti-racist concepts into design classrooms, empowering marginalized and underrepresented communities, and rewriting denigrating social narratives. She serves as the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for AIGA Minnesota (the professional organization for design) and currently leads the committee on a campaign about privilege called Do Better Minnesota. She also serves on the executive board of the Duluth NAACP as the advisor for College Chapter at UMD and Young Adult Committee Chair. Lastly, she serves on the board of the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Committee.