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Cocktails & Conversation with Dr. LaNitra M. Berger on Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art: Audacities of Color (virtual)

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Virtually via Zoom

Contact: Shari Berman

Phone: 703.537.3068


Cocktails & Conversation with Dr. LaNitra M. Berger on her book Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art: Audacities of Color in conversation with Brett Isserow, Rabbi Emeritus of Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria

Wednesday, February 24, 5pm-6pm

In partnership with the Bender JCC of Greater Washington and the Jewish Book Council   

Join us for a conversation with Dr. LaNitra Berger, an award-winning scholar, educator, and social justice advocate working towards making higher education accessible to low-income, first-generation, and minority students. Her scholarly interests are in art and social activism in the African and Jewish diasporas. As a result, she chose enigmatic South African artist Irma Stern (1894–1966) as a subject for her recent book. Using paintings, archival research, and new interviews, this book explores how Stern became South Africa's most prolific painter of Black, Jewish, and Colored (mixed-race) life while maintaining controversial positions on race and apartheid. Ms. Berger’s book may be purchased directly from the publisher at this link using the 35% discount code GLR BN3.

Our evening’s cocktail is Amarula on ice – a popular, delicious South African drink!

Fee: $10
Code: 14688

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