The University of Iowa

The Stanley Museum of Art presents "Summoned Mother" Video Series

July 8, 2020

The Stanley Museum of Art presents "Summoned Mother," a memoir of a particular American motherhood: Black and uniquely precarious.

This three-volume video series features Dr. Tameka Cage Conley, a literary artist and mother to a six-year-old Black boy, as she responds to George Floyd’s breathless call on motherhood. Conley juxtaposes the works of Elizabeth Catlett with those of contemporary Black poets, bridging the visual and literary arts in a meditation of Black artistry’s longstanding eye on injustice. The project was conceived by Stanley Museum of Art Associate Writer and Iowa Writers' Workshop MFA alumni Derek Nnuro.





View the entire series on YouTube here: Summoned Mother

If you are unable to see the embedded videos on this page, please check your browser extensions.


    Please check back for future events

If you cannot see the featured event, a browser extension may be blocking content.