• What it Means to be Free: The Woman’s Revolution in American Entertainment

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Add to Calendar 03/17/2020 6:00 PM 03/17/2020 7:00 PM America/New_York What it Means to be Free: The Woman’s Revolution in American Entertainment

    Dr. Dwandalyn Reece, Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

    Rockwell Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5

    Register now

    Lecture Description

    Drawing upon objects in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection, Dwandalyn R. Reece will explore how female entertainers of the late 60s and 70s laid the groundwork for contemporary discussions about female empowerment, social liberation and women’s rights. 

    Exclusive Opportunity for Silver Dollar Society Members

    Members of the Silver Dollar Society are invited to join an exclusive dining experience with leaders from the Smithsonian. As part of our Advancing Women lecture series, a post-lecture dinner with the speaker will be offered in the Museum galleries following the March, April and May lectures.

    Space is extremely limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Register now

    *Due to limited space, interested parties are asked to register for only one opportunity. Dinner selections and dietary restrictions will be collected via email closer to the event.

    About Dr. Dwandalyn Reece

    Acting Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs | Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Dr. Reece curated the museum’s permanent exhibition, Musical Crossroads for which she received the Secretary’s Research Prize in 2017. Reece has collaborated with other SI units on such programs as the 2016 NMAAHC Grand Opening Festival, Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration and the 2011 Folklife Festival program, Rhythm &Blues: Tell it Like It Is. She is chair of the SI pan-institutional group Smithsonian Music and is currently working on the NMAAHC and Smithsonian Folkways collaboration, The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, and serving as co-curator of the Smithsonian Year of Music.

     

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    Dr. Dwandalyn Reece, Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

    Rockwell Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5

    Register now

    Lecture Description

    Drawing upon objects in the Smithsonian Institution’s collection, Dwandalyn R. Reece will explore how female entertainers of the late 60s and 70s laid the groundwork for contemporary discussions about female empowerment, social liberation and women’s rights. 

    Exclusive Opportunity for Silver Dollar Society Members

    Members of the Silver Dollar Society are invited to join an exclusive dining experience with leaders from the Smithsonian. As part of our Advancing Women lecture series, a post-lecture dinner with the speaker will be offered in the Museum galleries following the March, April and May lectures.

    Space is extremely limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Register now

    *Due to limited space, interested parties are asked to register for only one opportunity. Dinner selections and dietary restrictions will be collected via email closer to the event.

    About Dr. Dwandalyn Reece

    Acting Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs | Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Dr. Reece curated the museum’s permanent exhibition, Musical Crossroads for which she received the Secretary’s Research Prize in 2017. Reece has collaborated with other SI units on such programs as the 2016 NMAAHC Grand Opening Festival, Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration and the 2011 Folklife Festival program, Rhythm &Blues: Tell it Like It Is. She is chair of the SI pan-institutional group Smithsonian Music and is currently working on the NMAAHC and Smithsonian Folkways collaboration, The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, and serving as co-curator of the Smithsonian Year of Music.