Published by
John A. Lee Recreation Center, American, founded 1961
Subject of
Giovanni, Nikki, American, born 1943
Mayfield, Julian Hudson, American, 1928 - 1984
Date
April 1969
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 16 9/16 × 11 15/16 in. (42.1 × 30.4 cm)
Description
This poster is an advertisement for a lectures series. It is made up of densely-spaced decorative script in letters of black and off-white. In the center is a black rectangle filled with off-white text that reads "Anatomy of / the Black Aesthetic; / an Examination." Surrounding the center black rectangle is black text on an off-white background. Across the top text reads "Lee Cultural Center/ 440 Haverford Ave." Down the sides of the black rectangle is text that reads "Presents/ A Lecture Series." Across the bottom the text reads "Friday, April 18. 8:00PM / Nikki Giovanni - Poet+Critic / Friday, April 25. 8:00PM / Julian Mayfield - of the film "Uptight"/ Admission Free /w Ticket. BA-29041."
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Place used
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Movement
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Type
posters
Topic
Activism
Design
Graphic design
Literature
Poetry
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.97.21
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cc695f48-9f53-4289-ba3f-3d2d83b0b6a4

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