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Brown Lecture Series: Candacy Taylor

Brown Lecture Series: Candacy Taylor

Candacy Taylor will be in conversation with Jessica Bell Brown about her book, Overground Railroad.

Candacy Taylor is an award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian. Her work has been featured in over 50 media outlets including the New Yorker and The Atlantic. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants including The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

Jessica Bell Brown is the Associate Curator for Contemporary Art at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Her forthcoming exhibition A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration is co-curated with Ryan N. Dennis of the Mississippi Museum of Art and will open in April 2022 in Jackson and October 2022 at the BMA. Brown has helmed roles at Gracie Mansion Conservancy, Creative Time, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and MoMA. A Ph.D. candidate in Modern and Contemporary Art at Princeton, her writing has appeared in publications for The Studio Museum in Harlem, MoMA, New Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Renaissance Society, Flash Art, Artforum, Art Papers, Aperture, Art in America and The Brooklyn Rail.

ASL interpretation will be available to attendees.

Visit to order your copies of Overground Railroad.

The Brown Lecture Series is supported by the Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Foundation.

This event is part of Summer Break Baltimore, a fun, free program for all ages that encourages literacy and learning in our community.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


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