Lecture: Of Shine, Bling, and Bixels 

Sat., March 13

Scholars may argue the aesthetics of blackness, but when black youths see jewelry and other shiny things in the media, they may not be aware of the effect on African-American communities and the American dream. Case in point: artist Satch Hoyt's 2003 work, "From Mau Mau to Bling Bling," an Afro pick featuring a diamond-studded black power fist. Art history professor Krista Thompson discusses Hoyt's artwork as well as the work of other leading artists in the post-soul era and the effects on black contemporary politics and society in OF SHINE, BLING, AND BIXELS. Free; ticket required. 2 p.m. High Museum of Art, Hill Auditorium, 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-4444. www.high.org.

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