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March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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A Conversation with Kimberly M. Jenkins

 
Join us for a fascinating conversation on Wednesday, March 22 at 7pm EST with Kimberly Jenkins, founder of The Fashion and Race Database and Artis Solomon Consulting. Kimberly will give us more insight on the impact of our clothes and how we express ourselves, through the lenses of politics, race, psychology and anthropology and talk about her recent projects including her podcast The Invisible Seam as well as Rainbow Shoe Repair: An Unexpected Theater of Flyness, an exhibition co-curated alongside Brooke Nicholas and Ali Rosa-Salas that was presented at the Abrons Arts Center in 2020. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A by our Director & Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Kimberly Jenkins

Kimberly Jenkins is founder of The Fashion and Race Database and Artis Solomon Consulting, having formerly held the position of Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies at Toronto Metropolitan University and lecturer at Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute. She has spent over ten years studying the impact of our clothes and how we express ourselves, through the lenses of politics, race, psychology and anthropology. Kim has lectured globally, consulted major fashion brands and institutions and hosted in-person experiences to help us think more deeply about dress, history and culture.

Kimberly M. Jenkins has spent over ten years studying the impact of our clothes and how we express ourselves, through the lenses of politics, race, psychology and anthropology. She has lectured globally, presented exhibitions and hosted in-person experiences to help us think more deeply about dress. Based in New York with a background in fashion studies, cultural anthropology and art history, Kimberly is the founder and CEO of Artis Solomon, which offers a consultancy on fashion history and cultural awareness, and powers The Fashion and Race Database, a one of a kind learning platform that is supported by subscribing universities and museums globally. Most recently, she co-produced and hosted the podcast, The Invisible Seam, in partnership with Tommy Hilfiger, highlighting the underrepresented contributions Black culture to fashion. Kimberly formerly held the position of Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies at Toronto Metropolitan University and lecturer at Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute. Kim is best known for introducing the course, Fashion and Race, at Parsons, and for working as an education consultant for Gucci in Europe and Asia to support their efforts on design and cultural awareness.