“From Jazz to Jay-Z” Looks at ‘Frank Stewart’s Life in Jazz’

Quentin Miller’s SF 1178 “From Jazz to Jay-Z: Black Music and Literature” course visited a retrospective of the jazz photography of Frank Stewart at the Cooper Gallery at Harvard University. Of Stewart, the Cooper Gallery writes:

Frank Stewart’s deep investigation of his African American roots through music, coupled with his intimate back- and on-stage access, offer a rich view of the jazz world via a post-modern vision that is firmly rooted in diverse artistic traditions. Jazz legends and younger stars — Miles Davis, Ellis Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, Etienne Charles, and Cécile McLorin Salvant among them — are featured in eighty photographs. They include gelatin silver prints and large-size digital compositions created since 1973 by Stewart, lead photographer for Jazz at Lincoln Center and the 2017 winner of the Jazz Journalists Association Award for Career Excellence.


“Curators, Collections, and Exhibits” at the Charlestown Navy Yard

Eric Dewar’s SF 1182, “Curators, Collections, and Exhibits,” visited the Charlestown Navy Yard to tour the archive and collections maintained by the National Park Service. Their holdings include objects from the Boston National Historic Park, the Charlestown Navy Yard, and archaeological collections from excavations in Boston. They also toured the public exhibits at the USS Constitution Museum.


“Rebel Girls” Attend Harvard Bookstore Reading

Elif Armbruster’s SF 1180 “Rebel Girls and Nasty Women” headed to Cambridge during the Fall 2019 semester to attend a reading and Q&A by Boston College professor Lori Harrison-Kahan. Harrison-Kahan edited The Superwoman and Other Writings by Miriam Michelson, which is the first collection of newspaper articles and fiction written by Miriam Michelson (1870-1942), best-selling novelist, revolutionary journalist, and early feminist activist.