Member Exchange Part 1: Remembering Paul Robeson: Up Close and Personal

2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Woodmere Art Museum

Lecturers: Vernoca L. Michael, former executive director of the Paul Robeson House & Museum; Hildy Tow, the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Curator of Education, Woodmere Art Museum

This conversation between Vernoca and Hildy is the first of a two-part collaboration between Woodmere Art Museum and the Paul Robeson House & Museum. The conversation is inspired by a lithograph of Robeson by the artist Roland Ayers, on view in Woodmere's exhibition Roland Ayers: The Calligraphy of Dreams.

Vernoca knew Robeson personally as her "Uncle Paul" and will offer many insights and stories about his life and career as an actor, singer, and activist. Vernoca and her family were close to the Robesons, including his sister Marian Forsythe with whom Robeson lived for the last 10 years of his life in the house that now bears his name.

Robeson House supporters are encouraged to stay for Woodmere's jazz concert at the Museum's members rate of $15/ticket. Vocalist Jackie Greggs join The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble in a tribute to Al Green. Greggs' rich and stylish vocals will provide a woman's perspective on Green's sensuous sounds. To purchase tickets for this concert, click here.


PLEASE NOTE: For all indoor ticketed events, including this FREE member event, proof of vaccination is required or proof of a negative COVID test within the past 72 hours. If you’re not feeling well or experiencing COVID-like symptoms on the day of the event, please do not attend. 

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Visitors are required to wear a mask while inside the museum regardless of vaccination status and social distancing is highly encouraged.

  • Due to excessive heat warnings, Saturday Night Jazz on June 22, Tribute to Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding: Memphis Soul, will be held INDOORS. Seating will be provided by the Museum. No refreshments are permitted inside the building.