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AMAARP: A Strong Chandler Legacy in the Black Art World-Pt 2

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The Outsider Artist Speaks

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In 1978, Prof. Dana C. Chandler, Jr., opened the doors to a program that had been his vision for several years--the African American Master Artist-in-Residency Program (AAMARP) at Northeastern University. He ran the program for 25 years, until his ouster in 2003.

In this episode, we'll discuss the strategy to undermine then destroy the program and it's influence in the Balck Art community starting with its removal from Northeastern's main campus, AAMARP's enemies,  Chandler's ouster and where the program is today .

Called "controversial", a "Black Power Artist", "activist artist" and "Outsider Artist", Chandler, 70, was born in 1941 in Lynn, MA. He is best known for the edgy, colorful, controversial and hotly-debated artistic statements of his 1960’s-1980’s works. Because he continues to evolve, his messages change to reflect his personal evolution, he is still an interesting, provocative speaker who can speak and/or lecture brilliantly about the historical relevance of his art and his activism to the worldwide struggle for race and gender equality as well as bridge the generation gap that is confounding this country’s leadership and confronting America as we move into the “internationalist” phase of our own evolution.

The show is co-hosted and producted by Dahna M. Chandler, an award-winning journalist and the artist agent for Prof. Dana. C. Chandler.

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