In celebration of Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer, SAM has partnered with poet and educator Imani Sims and The Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas for an evening that explores themes of the exhibition. Entry to the exhibition is included with ticket purchase.
What are Kitchen Sessions?
Kitchen Sessions are an opportunity to celebrate Black femme and non-binary identified artists as they reflect on and discuss with an intergenerational audience.
The Kitchen seems like the place where nourishment is found. Not only food but also valuable lessons. Little girls go from childhood to the kitchen. At some point we graduate into womanhood. What is the rite of passage that allows you to enter the sacred space of the kitchen?
It functions as an epicenter, a doorway into a space where it is safe to examine the crooked room. It is safe to talk about the long list of things we experience as Black women. As our hands conjure nourishment, our mouths begin to form spells and we reshape our reality for a moment.