Author: denise

Denise Ward Brown

Producer & Director

Denise Ward-Brown is an Associate Professor at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis. In 1998 Ward-Brown began making documentary videos in Ghana, West Africa as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. Most recently Denise was awarded a RAC grant from the St Louis Regional Arts Commission to finically assist in the development of her two current film projects.
The documentary Never Been A Time is about the 1917 East St Louis Race Riot and will premier at the one-hundred- year commemoration of the horrendous events where over 300 African Americans were killed. The other doc film project will be featured at the group exhibition “Higher Ground: Honoring Washington Park Cemetery Its People and Place” at the Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries in St Louis in March 2017.

Past Event

Hateful Things | Resilience

De Pree Art Center and Gallery, Hope College, Holland, Michigan

A screening of the film “Jim Crow to Barack Obama” in conjunction with the dual exhibition Hateful Things | Resilience at Hope College, Holland, Michigan – on Friday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. in Cook Auditorium of the De Pree Art Center and Gallery. Followed by a discussion led by filmmaker Denise Ward-Brown of Washington University in St. Louis.

“Hateful Things” is a traveling sample from Ferris State University’s Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia and features a collection of racist objects that trace the history of the stereotyping of African Americans. The exhibition contributes to and is in dialog with the scholarly examination of historical and contemporary expressions of racism and visual culture. It also seeks to promote racial understanding and healing.

“Resilience” was curated by Dr. Heidi Kraus and features world-renowned contemporary African-American artists from the Kruizenga Art Museum and Chicago’s Monique Meloche Gallery, including Faith Ringgold, Sanford Biggers and Lorna Simpson.