A GUIDE TO EXHIBITION OPENINGS, TALKS AND EVENTS HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN BLACK ART:

Tuesday, April 1 @ 10:00 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Phillips Photography Auction, New York
The auction house Phillips is holding a Photography sale in New York. Among the 271 lots are works by the late Mali-born Seydou Keito (“Reclining Women,” 1958, Lot 118), Brooklyn-based Lorna Simpson (“Lower Region,” 1992, Lot 252) and Carrie Mae Weems (“Untitled (Woman and daughter with children),” 1990, Lot 253), whose groundbreaking retrospective is currently on view at the Guggenheim Museum.

bradford @ white cubeApril 2-June 14, 2014
Mark Bradford at White Cube, Sao Paulo
Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford is exhibiting works at White Cube Gallery in Sao Paulo. The painter, known for his abstract, layered large-scale canvases, created a new series exploring themes of democracy, power and freedom for the solo show.

Friday, April 4 @ 7:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion at MoMA, New York
The Museum of Modern Art is hosting Conversations: Among Friends a panel discussion with photographer Lyle Ashton Harris, photography-based artist Deanna Lawson and scholar Salamishah Tillet. The discussion is moderated by Lucy Gallun, an assistant curator in MoMA’s Department of Photography.

Saturday, April 5 @ 5-11 p.m.
Target First Saturdays at Brooklyn Museum, New York
This Saturday’s events celebrate “Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties” with programs including talks given by Kellie Jones, the exhibit’s co-curator and an associate professor of art history and archaeology at Columbia University; author and BK Nation founder Kevin Powell; and anthropologist and public historian Jennifer Scott; “Brooklyn ’63,” a theatrical performance presented by Ping Chong + Co.; a screening of Stanley Nelson’s film “Freedom Summer,” along with live music and art-making activities.

April 5, 2014 @ 7 p.m.
LAMCA Celebrates Young Filmmakers, Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art is showcasing films by emerging local filmmakers. Hosted by Elvis Mitchell, LAMCA Muse presents its 13th annual Young Directors Night showcasing eight short films selected from among 160 submissions, including “Boys of Soweto” directed by UCLA Fulbright scholar Meja Shoba, followed by a conversation with the filmmakers, moderated by Mitchell.

April 5 – July 13, 2014
Kinsey Collection at Atlanta History Center
The nationwide tour of “The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art and History Intersect” is debuting at the Atlanta History Center. The collection of art, artifacts and documents captures the historic progress and cultural contributions of African Americans. CT

IMAGE: Work by Mark Bradford | via White Cube Gallery

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