How do the works that artists create come to affect our bodies, to make us cry, make us swoon, or make our blood boil? Hosted by Darryl and visual artist Sonya Clark as part of their residency at Amherst College, the Embodied Knowledge Colloquium explores the ways that artists use the body to imbue their work with meaning.


Thursday, Feb 1, 2018
Henry Drewal, “Come to Your Senses: Yoruba Arts in West Africa” – a presentation by African Arts Historian Henry Drewal on the multi-sensory experience of arts in West Africa, 1:00 p.m., Arms 212




Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
Regina Carter, “Hair Bow Anthems” – a short performance by acclaimed jazz violinist Regina Carter on visual artist Sonya Clark’s “Hair Bows,” bows for violin re-haired with human hair. The performance is followed by conversation with Sonya Clark and Darryl Harper, 1:00 p.m. Mead Art Museum




Thursday, Mar 1, 2018
Todd Marcus, “On These Streets: Music and Community Activism” – a discussion with the artist on his new CD release On These Streets, inspired by his west Baltimore neighborhood and the civil unrest that happened there following the death of community member Freddie Gray, 1:00 p.m., Arms 212



Thursday, Mar 1, 2018
The Onus with special guest Todd Marcus – a concert by Darryl’s 20-year trio featuring bass clarinetist/composer Todd Marcus, 9:00 p.m., Marsh Arts House




Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
Jen Bervin, “Silk Poems” – a presentation by the artist on her long-form poem presented both as a book and as an implantable biosensor made from liquefied silk, 1:00 p.m., Arms 212




Thursday Apr 5, 2018
Anthems and Monuments – performances by Darryl and Freddie Bryant of “Anthem for Unity” and by Sonya Clark of “Unraveling” followed by a conversation with the artists, 1:00 p.m., Mead Art Museum