Bettina Judd | Author of Patient

Bettina Judd

Art. Feminism. Femme Fire.

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Conversation with Mickalene Thomas
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Conversation with Mickalene Thomas

The Henry is excited to welcome Mickalene Thomas for a conversation taking place in the galleries of MUSE: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête.  In conversation with artist, writer, and performer Dr. Bettina Judd, Thomas will address her work in relation to influential artists and communities of inspiration and will speak to the ways that concepts of beauty, pleasure, and interior space unfold through the photographs.

Mickalene Thomas (lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) makes paintings, collages, photography, video, and installations that draw on art history and popular culture to create a contemporary vision of female sexuality, beauty, and power. Blurring the distinction between object and subject, concrete and abstract, real and imaginary, Thomas constructs complex portraits, landscapes, and interiors in order to examine how identity, gender, and sense-of-self are informed by the ways women (and “feminine” spaces) are represented in art and popular culture. 

Dr. Bettina Judd is an interdisciplinary writer, artist, and performer whose research focuses on Black women's creative production and our use of visual art, literature, and music to develop feminist thought. She is currently Assistant Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington.

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Seattle Erotic Arts Festival
Apr
28
6:15 PM18:15

Seattle Erotic Arts Festival

  • At the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Seattle Erotic Art Festival is known worldwide for its comprehensive collection of international fine art celebrating the diversity of human sexual expression. The incredible creativity with which artists approach the subject of erotica is captured in all manner of visual media: painting, photography, sculpture, assemblage, prints, mixed media, and more. The Seattle Erotic Art Festival, now in its 16th year, is more than just an art show; it’s an interactive experience with lectures by amazing educators like Bettina Judd and Ms. Briq House, art tours with festival artists, a class on flirting skillfully with fans, and a myriad of ways for patrons to experience art. And remember, observation is a valid form of participation and consent is always respected.

World class performances await you, both on and off the stages. Local performance luminaries Luminous Pariah, Namii, Lowa De Boom Boom, Alyza DelPan-Monley, and San Francisco’s Shay Tiziano as the festival’s guest curators will blow you away with their exciting stage shows!

Interactive performance art at the Festival breaks the 4th wall by using the entirety of the festival space as the stage, as well as offering patrons a chance to become part of the performances. Interactive performers engage directly with our guests, creating an immersive environment.

We are proud to present world-class erotic art that is rarely seen in mainstream culture and redefines boundaries in exciting new ways. Get your tickets now to experience our delightful world of erotic art!

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Keynote: 12th Annual Research Colloquium Portland State University Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department
Apr
13
11:30 AM11:30

Keynote: 12th Annual Research Colloquium Portland State University Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department

  • Portland State University (SMSU 327/8/9) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Now in its 12th year, the WGSS Student Research Colloquium offers an intimate conference setting to highlight the intersectional work of undergraduate and graduate students (of any year and department) across many fields and disciplines. It is a chance for students to share their research and gain firsthand experience presenting about issues related to feminist and queer studies that matter to them. Students who attend but don’t present learn about their peers’ scholarship and engage with cutting-edge issues.

This colloquium offers a platform for students and faculty to explore the intersection of feminism, sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity, age, ability, education-level, socioeconomic status, and religion through inspired student work across many fields, disciplines, and conversations.

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