A virtual book launch celebrating "The Black Index," co-published by the Hunter College Art Galleries and Hirmer Verlag.

June 18, 2021

Noon

Join the Palo Alto Art Center and Hunter College Art Galleries for a virtual book launch celebrating The Black Index, co-published by the Hunter College Art Galleries and Hirmer Verlag, and featuring the work of artists Dennis Delgado, Alicia Henry, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Titus Kaphar, Whitfield Lovell, and Lava Thomas. The event will feature a conversation with the publication editors, Bridget R. Cooks, curator of The Black Index and Sarah Watson, Chief Curator of the Hunter College Art Galleries with appearances by catalogue contributors Re’al Christian, CalvinJohn Smiley, Vivian Sming, and Ella Turenne. A discussion will follow focused on the Redaction font commissioned by Titus Kaphar and Reginald Dwayne Betts and featured in The Black Index with the designers who created it: Forest Young, Global Principal and Head of Design at Wolff Olins and Jeremy Mickel, Type Designer and owner of MCKL; moderated by Stephen Coles, Associate Curator at Letterform Archive in San Francisco.

This event is organized in concert with the presentation of The Black Index at the Palo Alto Art Center (May 1–August 14, 2021). For more information on the exhibition and tour visit: https://www.theblackindex.art

The publication is available through Hirmer Verlag and University of Chicago Press:

https://www.hirmerverlag.de/uk/titel-88-3/the_black_index-2084/

https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/B/bo69690870.html

The Black Index publication is made possible by the support of the Ford Foundation, Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, and the Leubsdorf Fund at Hunter College.