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Seph Rodney, PhD, is a former senior critic and opinion editor for Hyperallergic. He has written for the New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, and other publications. He is featured on the podcast The American Age.
His book, The Personalization of the Museum Visit, was published by Routledge in 2019. In 2020 he won the Rabkin Arts Journalism Prize.
"So Che gets reduced to a poster, the renegade figure of Malcolm X to a choreographed arrangement, the struggles against AIDS to a song, and concerted, protracted protests to a hand signal for peace. This is what pop culture does. It's about giving us the whiff, the suggestion of something that has a very high price tag that someone else paid for."
October 2022 (Upcoming)
VISION & SPIRIT
Seph Rodney will contribute the wall text for Bank of America's "Art in our Communities" exhibition, a selection of modern and contemporary works by Black artists from the bank’s collection hosted at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.
May 28th, 2022 - 4:00PM - 6:00PM
FAR AND WIDE:
Risk & Experimentation
The opening event is Saturday, May 28th at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum.
Seph Rodney will give a talk on Saturday, June 11th, 2022.
For any speaking inquiries, please fill out this contact form.