Maryland Philanthropy Network' 2019 Annual Meeting

Maryland Philanthropy Network' 2019 Annual Meeting

Monday, May 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Maryland Philanthropy Network invites members and community partners to come together for the 36th annual meeting at Baltimore Center Stage. Join your philanthropic colleagues for our new brand and logo reveal with a keynote address by LaToya Ruby Frazier, visual artist, creator of The Notion of Family , and recipient of the MacArthur Genius Fellowship. 

 Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests will enjoy our exciting brand reveal and the keynote address. Then, members will move downstairs for an annual business meeting and networking luncheon. 

Please register by May 10, 2019. This event is for Maryland Philanthropy Network Members and invited guests only. 

About the speaker LaToya Ruby Frazier

Chosen by Ebony as one of their 100+ Most Powerful Women of All Time, visual artist and TED Fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier works in photography, video, and performance art to build visual archives that address industrialism, rustbelt revitalization, environmental justice, healthcare inequity, and family and communal history. Her first book The Notion of Family received the International Center for Photography Infinity Award. Frazier has received the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited widely in the US and internationally, with solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, Seattle Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Her most recent exhibit, “On the Making of Steel Genesis,” is a profile of artist and archivist of black working-class life, Sarah Gould Ford. In The Atlantic’s Martin Luther King Jr. issue, Frazier utilized a helicopter and aerial photography techniques to capture how Memphis, Baltimore, and Chicago have responded to decades of oppression.

Born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, Frazier holds a BFA in applied media arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in art photography from Syracuse University. She has studied under the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program and was the Guna S. Mundheim Fellow for visual arts at the American Academy in Berlin. She is Associate Professor, Photography, at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has previously held academic and curatorial positions at Yale University School of Art, Rutgers University, and Syracuse University.


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