The OWHL Artist of the Week is Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat was an American artist. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s where the hip hop, punk, and street art movements had coalesced. By the 1980s, he was exhibiting his neo-expressionist paintings in galleries and museums internationally.
The OWHL Author of the Week is Robin D.G. Kelley. Kelley is a professor of U.S. history at UCLA. He has published a series of acclaimed books on a wide variety of topics, including the Communist Party in Depression-era Alabama, Thelonious Monk, and working-class culture and politics. In this resource you will find essays, podcasts, and videos with Kelley discussing everything from Black Lives Matter to Thelonious Monk to Grace Lee Boggs.
Kara Walker is the OWHL Artist of the Week. Working with a wide array of media, Walker has produced provocative and truly novel works that address issues of gender, race, and racism in American society.
All members of the PA community – faculty, staff, and students – have free digital access to the New York Times through the OWHL. Once you register for an account, you will have unlimited access to the Times for one year and can read it via the website or the app (both iPhone and Android).
To register for an account, go to nytimes.com/grouppass while physically on campus and connected to PA's network. Then create a free NYTimes.com account using your PA e-mail address.
If you have any questions or trouble registering, just stop by the OWHL.