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Taking Care: Artists and Scholars Discussion

Thursday, February 15, 2024, 6:30 pm8:30 pm


Thursday, February 15, 2024
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
$10 – $15
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Registration required

Doors Open at 6:00PM

Limited capacity, registration strongly recommended
$15 adults/$10 members. Free for students

Join artists Elissa Blount Moorhead and Bradford Young (Back and Song) in conversation with scholar advisors Debbie-Ann Paige, Dr. Rita Reynolds, and Lisa Holland for a discussion around their research and participation in Taking Care: The “Black Angels” of Sea View Hospital.

Reception to follow.


Elissa Blount Moorhead is an artist, mother, and visual storyteller exploring the poetics of Black quotidian life. She has created public art, books, exhibitions, and images for the last 25 years. She creates films and time-based installations, such as Back and Song, As of A Now, and Jay Z’s 4:44 video. Elissa has been recognized with the Sundance Institute | Comedy Central Comedy Fellowship, Saul Zaentz Innovation Fellowship, US Artists Fellowship, Creative Capital Award, and is currently developing a project in the Sundance Episodic Lab.

Artist, director and Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Bradford Young is known for his artful, poetic and humanistic visual style, as showcased in his cinematography for film and television including Ava DuVernay’s Selma and When They See Us, Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story and Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival, for which he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Cinematography in 2017— the first African American to be nominated in that category.


Debbie-Ann Paige
Public Historian, Professional Genealogist, and Doctoral student, College of Staten Island, CUNY
Dr. Rita Reynolds
Associate Professor/Chair, History Department, Wagner College
Lisa Holland
Interim Library Director, Wagner College

This program is made possible with support from JPMorgan Chase & Co. and from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Taking Care is made possible by Presenting Sponsor Staten Island University Hospital, by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

3 nurses in uniform kneeling for photo

Nurses on staff at Seaview Collection of Seaview Hospital