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Glenn Ligon
art - Exhibitions
Glenn Ligon
03 Apr 2015 - 14 Jun 2015
Glenn Ligon is one of the most significant American artists of his generation. Each of his works is a dialogue with other works of art, literature or culture....
The Grand Tour
art - Exhibitions
The Grand Tour
04 Jul 2015 - 20 Sep 2015
Pablo Bronstein will curate sixty treasures from Chatsworth at Nottingham Contemporary, including works by Rembrandt and Franz Hals, shown alongside Bronstein's...
Family Weekends: April
events - Family Events
Family Weekends: April
03 Apr 2015 - 26 Apr 2015
We've got loads of free family activities designed to inspire imaginations and help you discover our exhibitions this April. Talk, create and chill together. Stay as long...
Easter Family Activities
events - Family Events
Easter Family Activities
03 Apr 2015 - 19 Apr 2015
Fri 3 - Sun 19 April (Closed Mon 13 April)11am - 3pm All ages are welcome, just drop into The Space.We've got loads of free family activities this Easter.
Craig Fisher and Debra Swann
art - Small Collections Room
Craig Fisher and Debra Swann
03 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015
Nottingham based artists Craig Fisher and Debra Swann present their work in three cabinets of the Small Collections Room. The exhibition explores their interest in ideas...
Spot Talks
events - Gallery Tours
Spot Talks
07 Apr 2015 - 12 Jun 2015
Free, drop in Short 20-30 minute talks on individual galleries conducted by our Gallery Assistants. Tuesdays 3.30pm Wednesdays 5.30pm Thursdays...
Matt Henshaw
events - Live
Matt Henshaw
18 Apr 2015
Doors from 8pm, live from 9pm Free 
Look Up
events - Courses
Look Up
22 Apr 2015 - 24 Jun 2015
Free creative course at Nottingham Contemporary and Nottingham City Council Libraries. Be inspired to look for work in new ways. No previous experience in the arts is...
Opening Tour: Alex Farquharson
events - Gallery Tours
Opening Tour: Alex Farquharson
22 Apr 2015
Alex Farquharson, Director of Nottingham Contemporary, leads a evening tour of our exhibition Encounters and Collisions. 6pm - 6.45pmFree, The Space
Learning Previews
events - Special Events
Learning Previews
23 Apr 2015 - 09 Jul 2015
4.30-6.30 pmFreeWith each new exhibition we have a Learning Preview especially for teachers and tutors. One of our Associate Artists will show you around and suggest ways...
Critical Citizenship 2
events - Talks
Critical Citizenship 2
29 Apr 2015
 To celebrate May Day, groups share their campaigns for better working conditions in the arts, in the UK and the US. With Precarious Workers Brigade, W.A.G.E and...
Politics of the Art School
events - Talks
Politics of the Art School
30 Apr 2015
Collective Creativity offers critical reflections on QTIPOC (Queer, Trans* and Intersex People of Colour) creative practice.  It is a space that is explicitly...
Family Weekends: May
events - Family Events
Family Weekends: May
01 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
 We've got loads of free family activities designed to inspire imaginations and help you discover our exhibitions this May. Talk, create and chill together.
Making Waves
events - Special Events
Making Waves
01 May 2015
Nearly 40 years after the 1976 Race Relations Act, this new documentary tells the life stories of young British black citizens growing up in Nottingham and...
Mas Y Mas
events - Live
Mas Y Mas
02 May 2015
Doors 8pm, live music from 9pm Free  Mas Y Mas play their own irresistible mix of Latino, flamenco and Afro-Cuban influenced music woven together by driving dance...
Paper Aeroplanes
events - Live
Paper Aeroplanes
06 May 2015
Doors from 8pm £12.50 in advance
The Study Sessions
events - Talks
The Study Sessions
07 May 2015 - 11 Jun 2015
Led by Celeste-Marie Bernier, Sharon Monteith and Richard King (Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham), these four sessions will unpack...
Nordic Giants
events - Live
Nordic Giants
08 May 2015
Doors from 7pm £8.50 in advance Nordic Giants unleash cinematic euphoria, saturated with swelling ambience, pounding drums, massive riffs and unrivalled composition.
Mark Rawlinson
events - Gallery Tours
Mark Rawlinson
13 May 2015
Mark Rawlinson, Associate Director in the Department of Art History at The University of Nottingham, leads a tour of our exhibition drawing on his research into American...
An evening with Glenn Ligon
events - Talks
An evening with Glenn Ligon
13 May 2015
Glenn Ligon, artist and curator of our current exhibition, speaks about the influences that have shaped his practice and what it means to be led by the work of...
Critical Whiteness
events - Talks
Critical Whiteness
20 May 2015
Convened in collaboration with The Centre for Research on Race and Rights at the University Nottingham, this panel discussion focuses on the subject of critical whiteness...
May Half Term Family Activities
events - Family Events
May Half Term Family Activities
23 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
Explore Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions through free Family Activities over May Half Term.11am – 3pm, FreeSpace and StudioMake colourful Warhol...
Speak Out, Act Up 1
events - Film
Speak Out, Act Up 1
26 May 2015
6.30pm Tongues Untied (Dir. Marlon Riggs, 1989)A film essay on black gay men as they confront racism, homophobia and marginalisation.7.45pm Looking for Langston (Dir....
Simon Weaver Tour
events - Gallery Tours
Simon Weaver Tour
27 May 2015
Simon Weaver (Brunel University), author of The Rhetoric of Racist Humour: US, UK and Global Race Joking, on Richard Pryor’s politicized use of humour. No need to...
The Bill Laurance Project
events - Live
The Bill Laurance Project
27 May 2015
Doors from 7.30pm, live from 8pm £15 advance, £17.50 on the door Snarky Puppy founder-member and Grammy Award winning pianist Bill Laurance performs music from his...
Speak Out, Act Up 2
events - Film
Speak Out, Act Up 2
28 May 2015
The story of the AIDS activist movement as it battles corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect. With response from ACT UP UK following the...
Barby Asante
events - Special Events
Barby Asante
02 Jun 2015
In 1969, photographer and filmmaker Horace Ové released Baldwin's Nigger. This short film documented American intellectual James Baldwin in conversation with Comedian...
Daniella King
events - Gallery Tours
Daniella King
03 Jun 2015
Writer and curator Daniella Rose King leads a closing tour of the show, departing from her research into the social history of art and moments of resistance in the...
At the River I Stand
events - Film
At the River I Stand
09 Jun 2015
Memphis, Spring 1968 marked the dramatic climax of the Civil Rights movement. At the River I Stand skilfully reconstructs the two eventful months that...
Sonya Dyer
events - Talks
Sonya Dyer
10 Jun 2015
The...And Beyond Institute for Future Research is a think tank led by artist Sonya Dyer which presents an exploration of intersectionality, and the black, female body in...

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