Black Lunch Table
@ Twin Cities Arts Institutions
Minneapolis Institute of Art
|When and Where|
|Date:||Saturday,February 6, 2021|
|Time:||12:30--3:30 pm CST|
|Address:||bit (dot) ly/WIKIBLT|
The Black Lunch Table (BLT) will host an online edit-a-thon with The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, Weisman Art Museum, and The Minnesota Museum of American Art. We will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of Black visual artists. A brief overview of the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given at the start of the edit-a-thon. We will have resources and a list of suggested artists, cultural creators, and institutions on hand. All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required.
History of Black Lunch Table
Black Lunch Table (BLT) is an ongoing collaboration between artists Jina Valentine (Fishantena (talk)) and Heather Hart (Heathart (talk)) which intends to fill holes in the documentation of contemporary art history. In its 16 year existence, BLT has taken a variety of forms relating to this most recent iteration, in the form of the Wikipedia edit-a-thon. BLT creates a space to encourage people of color and women to join the Wikimedia movement while also asking white male editors to focus on gaps in coverage on Wikimedia. BLT’s aim is the production of discursive sites (at literal and metaphorical lunch tables), wherein cultural producers of color engage in critical dialogue on topics directly affecting our communities. They endeavor to create spaces, online and off, mirroring the activity and creativity present in sites where Blackness and art are performed.
About Minneapolis Institute of Art
The Minneapolis Institute of Art is an art museum in Minneapolis, MN. With permanent collection holdings totaling more than 90,000 objects, the Institute strives to inspire and enrich the local and international community through the power and possibility of art.
About Walker Art Center
The Walker Art Center is a multidisciplinary contemporary art center in the Lowry Hill neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The Walker is one of the most-visited modern and contemporary art museums in the United States and, together with the adjacent Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and the Cowles Conservatory, it has an annual attendance of around 700,000 visitors. The museum's permanent collection includes over 13,000 modern and contemporary art pieces including books, costumes, drawings, media works, paintings, photography, prints, and sculpture.
About The Weisman Art Museum
The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum is an art museum located at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The museum was founded in 1934 and is named in honor of art collector Frederick R. Weisman. Originally based in Northrop Auditorium, it moved into its current building (designed by Frank Gehry) in 1993. Widely known as a "modern art museum," the 25,000+ image collection has large collections of Marsden Hartley, Alfred Maurer, Charles Biederman, Native American Mimbres pottery, and traditional Korean furniture.
About The Minnesota Museum of American Art
The Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA), founded as the St. Paul School of Fine Arts in 1894, is an American art museum with offices in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The museum has been housed in a variety of St. Paul locations throughout its history, including the Jemne Building, Landmark Center, and through January 2009, the West Publishing Company.
Event details and Agenda
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Time: 12:30-3:30pm CST
- -Create a user account (if new to Wikipedia)
- -Create user page with at least one sentence
- -Signin to Wikipedia edit-a-thon meetup page
- -Make at least one edit to a Wikipedia page
Who should attend: Artists, historians, students, photographers, teachers, writers, journalists, curators,the curious...
What to Bring: Your laptop and a friend!
Suggested articles to edit
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Twin Cities Artists
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