Projects and Programming

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The Mind’s Eye invites faculty applications for faculty mini-grants support scholarly programming. Funds may be used for initiatives to engage the MCLA community — including faculty, staff, and students — and public audiences. Programming ideas include but are not limited to book launches, exhibition openings, lectures, and roundtable discussions. 

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This interdisciplinary lecture series is designed to showcase faculty research and/or creative work, foster scholarly community on campus, and model academic excellence to students.

Patriarchy has no gender. bell hooks. the practice of freedom: a tribute to bell hooks. from Teaching Critical Thinking. Practical Wisdom (Taylor and Francis 2009). The Mind's Eye. Research & Praxis at MCLA.

Upon the one-year anniversary of her passing on December 15, 2021, we celebrate hooks’ tremendous contributions to domains of transformative pedagogy, intersectional feminisms, racial justice and the Black intellectual tradition. “the practice of freedom: a tribute to bell hooks” is a community poster project featuring striking quotations from a variety of hooks' many books and essays. Created by The Mind's Eye, the poster project aims to underscore the power of hooks' words.

Old photo of student being instructed on a painting from professors

CARE SYLLABUS is a cross-institutional public humanities and arts project of MCLA and MASS MoCA. First launched in 2020, CARE SYLLABUS is made possible in part through The Mind's Eye. 

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Slow: A Symposium in Praxis & Theory was a one-day interdisciplinary event co-hosted by MCLA’s The Mind’s Eye & MASS MoCA on November 1, 2019. Featuring over forty presentations and a keynote address by Tina Campt, the symposium explored temporalities of duration across the humanities and the arts.

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