toni morrison with hands cupping chin

Portrait of Toni Morrison by © Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

The Toni Morrison Conversations — Artists Reflect on Toni Morrison’s Gifts to Life, Art and Culture

The first in a series of events spanning the 2019-20 academic year featuring artists engaging with themes, questions and possibilities relevant to the work and legacy of writer Toni Morrison. In this first event, legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones and award-winning photographer Deana Lawson are in conversation with Lewis Center Chair Tracy K. Smith with a performance by Rudresh Mahanthappa Tiger Quartet.

Additional events in The Toni Morrison Conversations series are being planned for February 4 and April 28, 2020.


Free and open to the public, but tickets are required and encouraged to be reserved in advance through University Ticketing online at Tickets available starting November 4 at 12 noon.


Learn more about Toni Morrison’s life and legacy

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  • Lewis Center for the Arts