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Brandeis University: Reimagining Blackness

Feb 07, 2020 - Targeted News Service

Brandeis University issued the following news:

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- Derrick Adams' art has been on TV shows and in major museums. Professor Isaiah Wooden says Adams transforms our view of African American identity.

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In the second season of HBO's "Insecure," a comedy about the lives of black twenty-something women, the characters visit a museum and admire a large multi-colored collage showing a vintage television with the floating head of an African American girl on the screen.

On the smash-hit show "Empire," the ex-record label executive Cookie Lyon refuses to sell one piece of art from her collection after she goes broke -- a portrait of her and her husband made up of mostly brown, black and gold geometric sha...