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Conversations@Moore: Positive Images + Talking Representation

  • Moore College of Art 1916 Race Street Philadelphia, PA, 19103 United States (map)

This iteration of Conversations@Moore is presented in partnership between Moore College of Art & Design and Mural Arts Philadelphia. Conversations@Moore is organized by Moore College of Art & Design Graduate Studies program.

Featuring Rebecca Zorach, and Romi Crawford. Joanna L. Jenkins Ph.D. will moderate a discussion. 

This dialogue will bring the editors of a recent book on the 1966 Wall of Respect together to discuss the urgent concern for the politics of representation and the impact it has had on different generations of muralists. "Positive Images: Talking About Representation" should have equal relevance for artists seeking to depict communities they hold dear in a positive light, as for historians and critics who are concerned with the larger context for that impulse to create positive representations.

Visit the Moore College of Art & Design website for more information on Moore's Graduate Studies Socially-Engaged Art Programs at

Wall of Respect image courtesy of Black Chicago History.

More on the Wall of Respect book edited by Romi Crawford and Rebecca Zorach with Abdul Alkalimat here

About the Presenters:

ROMI CRAWFORD is an associate professor in the Department of Visual and Critical Studies and in the Department of Liberal Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

JOANNA L. JENKINS Ph.D., educator and strategic/creative communications professional, is the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Continuing Education and Professional Studies at Moore College of Art and Design. 

REBECCA ZORACH is the Mary Jane Crowe Professor of Art and Art History at Northwestern University.

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