Studio Salon | Shapeshifters with Aimee Meredith Cox


NYPL George Bruce Branch, 518 W. 125th St.

Adult Programs, inHarlem, Literature & Film Programs

For this unique presentation of her first monograph, Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship, anthropologist and professor Aimee Meredith Cox will lead participants through a guided conversation and writing exercises to engage the creation and documentation of conceptual black feminine spaces and experiences. Shapeshifters is an intimate look at the strategic methods developed by young black women in a Detroit homeless shelter to intervene on marginalizing structures. Studio Salon is the Museum's literary society that invites language lovers to participate in an ongoing series of author talks, book launches and writing workshops exploring the intersections of literature and contemporary visual art.

This Studio Salon is presented as part of inHarlem, a Museum initiative encompassing a growing range of dynamic exhibitions and programs designed to explore innovative ways to engage the community beyond the Museum's walls. inHarlem programming is made possible thanks to support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation; William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; National Endowment for the Arts, and the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance with funding provided by the Harlem Community Development Corporation. Additional support is provided by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Council.