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Virtual Discussion | A Voice of Hope


Jamal Cyrus, Replica of a Lost Original (After 2007), 2018, acrylic on wood

Jamal Cyrus, Replica of a Lost Original (After 2007), 2018, acrylic on wood, collection of the artist. © Jamal Cyrus

Ana Tuazon moderates this online conversation in conjunction with the exhibition Rewrite the World.

Houston artist Jamal Cyrus talks with John “Bunchy” Crear, a longtime member of the Black Panther Party in Houston and Oakland; and Emory Douglas, graphic artist and former minister of culture for the Black Panther Party. 

Live via Zoom / February 24, 2021 at 6 p.m.
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Cyrus’s work, on view in Rewrite the World, remembers Third Ward community organizer Carl Hampton (1948–1970), founder of the People’s Party II, a group modeled on the Black Panther Party. Crear, Douglas, and other Black Panther Party members continue to honor Hampton’s life and legacy 50 years after he was killed by police.

The panelists discuss their individual work; the legacy of the Black Panther Party in Houston and the United States; the historical importance of Black-run newspapers, from Houston’s Forward Times to the Black Panther; and how art can open dialogues on structural injustices and lead to personal and collective transformation.

About the Exhibition
Rewrite the World, curated by Ana Tuazon, critic-in-residence in the Core Residency Program, is on view at the Glassell School of Art through February 28. Explore the exhibition virtually.


The Core Program at the Glassell School of Art receives generous funding from The Joseph & Sylvia Slifka Foundation; The Powell Foundation; The Glassell Family Foundation; and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Core fellowships have been underwritten by The Dickson-Allen Foundation; Mr. Brad Blume; The Francis L. Lederer Foundation; McClain Gallery; and Karen Pulaski.