Virtual Workshop: Are You Reading Closely?

Thursday, December 17, 2020, 6–7:30 pm, Online

Brooklyn-based artist, writer, and educator Kameelah Janan Rasheed leads a two-part workshop on close reading, in conjunction with her installation Kameelah Janan Rasheed: Are We Reading Closely?. Rasheed’s interdisciplinary practice considers legibility, interpretation, and self-determination, and incorporates her experience as a public school teacher and teaching artist at the Brooklyn Museum. In the first session, taking place November 19, Rasheed presents an artist lecture that gives a “close reading of close reading.” The second session, on December 17, expands the practice of close reading into a communal exercise as participants work together to dissect short texts, pieces of media, and current events. Participants will be given short, optional readings in advance to encourage discussion.

Each session is limited and registration is required. Registration is $25 for both sessions, or $15 for a single session. A Zoom link will be sent by email. Members receive 10% off. Not a Member? Join today! Purchase a ticket bundle for $60 ($50 for one session) and receive a limited edition scarf featuring a work by the artist.

Kameelah Janan Rasheed (American, born 1985). Nourishing Page (detail), 2020. (Photo: Courtesy of the artist)