Critical Grooves Book Lab

May 23, 2024, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Select Thursdays, 6:30-8 PM
  • February 22: The Street by Ann Petry
  • March 28: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • April 25: Bailey’s Café by Gloria Naylor
  • May 23: Things I Should Have Told My Daughter by Pearl Cleage

For our fifth session (Winter–Spring ’24), we will read four writers who are very familiar to the literary landscape. In fact, these writers and their novels embed themes that will converge with the themed-exhibition, This is Not Black & White. We will extend the book lab’s discursive platform by linking up featured artists and their works with each of the novels.

If this assemblage of original and diverse voices sounds compelling, please join us at Plains Art Museum on the select dates below. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. Feel free to bring your own beverages/snacks, as well. To encourage broad participation, you may acquire the selected texts through convenient means, as per your situation. Also note: Critical Grooves Book Lab selections will also be available for purchase from The Store at Plains Art Museum. Ages 16+ are welcome. We exercise respect among ourselves.

For more information and/or participation contact Dr. Kelvin Monroe at

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December 2016

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Convergence: Health & Creativity

November 16, 2024 - April 13, 2025
New Work by Anne Labovitz

Taking inspiration from a holistic nature of human experience, Convergence: Heath & Creativity - New Work by Anne Labovitz is a body of work by noted international and Minnesota-based artist Anne Labovitz.

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