Dr. LaNitra Berger, Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art
February 24, 2021
The Lessans Family Literary Series Presents: Dr. LaNitra Berger, Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art
Wednesday, February 24 | 4:00 PM | $10
Part author talk, part art history presentation, Dr. LaNitra Berger will discuss South African artist, Irma Stern, one of the nation’s most controversial modern figures. Dr. LaNitra Berger’s new book explores how Stern became South Africa’s most prolific painter of black, Jewish, and coloured (mixed-race) life while maintaining a neutral position on apartheid. Presented in partnership with the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia.
Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art can be ordered through Politics & Prose, a local bookstore in Washington, DC. Books ordered through Politics & Prose will include a signed bookplate. Click here to order the book and use the Bender JCC’s 10% discount, SPECIAL10. Order Link: https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781350187498
LANITRA M. BERGER is an award-winning scholar, educator, and social justice advocate working towards making higher education accessible to low-income, first-generation, and minority students. Her scholarly interests are in art and social activism in the African and Jewish diasporas. For over 15 years, her work as an educator focuses on creating and expanding education abroad opportunities for underrepresented students, particularly in international education. As a social justice advocate, she supports student activism by teaching, advising, speaking, and supporting students. LaNitra is the author of Exploring Education Abroad: A Guide for Racial and Ethnic Minority Participants (NAFSA, 2016) and the monograph, Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art: Audacities of Color (Bloomsbury, November 2020). She is also the editor of Social Justice and International Education: Research, Practice, and Perspectives (NAFSA, 2020).