COFFEE + CONVERSATION WITH DR. KHADIJAH O. MILLER ¬
COFFEE + CONVERSATION WITH DR. KHADIJAH O. MILLER
Thursday, May 4, 2023
Join us for a casual conversation exploring current exhibitions, led by Virginia MOCA staff and guest lecturers.
This month we will be joined by Dr. Khadijah O. Miller, professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and dean of Robert C. Nusbaum Honors College at Norfolk State University, who will discuss selected works of art from our current exhibition Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick.
About Dr. Khadijah O. Miller
Miller is the former chair of the Norfolk State University Department of History and Interdisciplinary Studies, where she led the University’s first fully online undergraduate degree program and spearheaded the development of the University’s first minor in Africana Studies along with such courses as The Black Woman and Black Lives Matter. As an academician, Miller studies, develops, and implements curricular activities that support students’ success, interests, and preparation for post-collegiate pursuits. With a Bachelor of Arts in Print Journalism from New York University and a Master of Arts and Doctor of African American Studies from Temple University, Pennsylvania, Miller’s research interests include Black womanhood, girlhood, and motherhood. She is a Virginia gubernatorial appointee to the Taskforce for the Identification of the History of Formerly Enslaved African Americans in Virginia, serves as vice president of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, and is a board member of the ACE Women’s Virginia Network.
Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
A leading artist of her generation, Kara Walker (b. 1969) works in a range of mediums, including prints, drawings, paintings, sculpture, film, and the large-scale silhouette cutouts for which she is perhaps most recognized. Her powerful and provocative images employ contradictions to critique the painful legacies of slavery, sexism, violence, imperialism, and other power structures, including those in the history and hierarchies of art and contemporary culture.