Overlay Exhibition Opening Discussion with Xaviera Simmons


Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 5:00pm


Knafel Center, Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden St.

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public. Please register and join us.
Exhibition Runs: 4/26-7/1 
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday, 12-5 PM
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In this discussion, Simmons will talk about her new exhibition Overlay, which uses text-based video, photographs, and soundscapes to feature characters rooted in stories and historical narratives found in the archives of the Radcliffe Institute’s Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. ​​​​​​​

Overlay brings together and further develops numerous strands of Simmon’s artistic practice: her engagement with the archive, film, performance, sculpture, photography, the senses, and her situating of select aspects of the past into present and future tenses. 


  • Dina Deitsch, curator, Common Exchange; John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Interim Director, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University
  • Yukio Lippit, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Faculty Director of the Arts, Radcliffe Institute; professor of history of art and architecture, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Xaviera Simmons, artist