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Mondays with Milford

The Griot: Performative Lectures

January 4–17, 2021

Aside from being an accomplished musician, visual artist, and researcher, Milford Graves is also known for his devotion to teaching. For thirty-nine years, he taught at Bennington College in Vermont. He has been a music consultant for the Board of Education in New York City and P.S. 201 in Harlem. Countless musicians cite him as being an influence on their practice, resulting in mentorships with the mercurial artist. His reach as an educator extends beyond the classroom into his backyard in Queens, where he is known for sharing his knowledge of the healing arts with the community. Graves has been called a shaman by his contemporaries, welcoming people into the sacred places he creates through sonic and gestural vibrations.


Cover: Photo courtesy of Bruce Davidson.
January 4–17, 2021

Category

  • Screening

Program Info

Free
All Ages

Sponsored by

Major support for Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Joseph Robert Foundation.

Venue

Online

Presented by

Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal, organized and presented by Ars Nova Workshop and Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania (ICA).

The Griot: Performative Lectures
Screening Program

  • Brown University Lecture ​(1989)
    Private VHS tape
    Runtime: 1:30:24
  • African Poetry Theater in New York City ​(c. 1990)
    Private VHS tape
    Runtime: 2:10:04
  • Miami Dade Community College Master Classes ​(c. 1990)
    Private VHS Tape
    Runtime: 2:00:00
  • Conversation and Solo at Sistas Place (​ 2001)
    Private VHS Tape
    Runtime: 1:10:05
September 28, 2020 – January 24, 2021

Mondays with Milford

  • Screening
  • Series

Mondays with Milford

Bi-weekly screenings of rare digital footage from Milford Graves’s archives, along with additional video selections and dialogues that contextualize Graves’s practice.