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In The Wake of Progress June 4, 2022 Allie Rougeot on Edward Burtynsky’s In The Wake of Progress

My first step into environmental activism was at the age of 10, when I began reading about the Earth’s loss of biodiversity and realizing that the frequency at which species…

Artist Support June 2, 2022 Luminato Festival in Conversation with Quinn Hopkins

Don’t miss Quinn Hopkins’ Meeting of the Doodem at the Illuminating Ideas Tent at Woodbine Weekend – presented by Meta. When I think of augmented reality art, I think I’m…

Beloved June 1, 2022 Reflections on The Bluest Eye

Light dances over the page, sun shifting through shadows, fine leaves filtering the light. I sit in the half-shade, between classes, ignoring homework and assigned reading. I am 17, and…

Beloved May 31, 2022 Chelene Knight’s Tribute to Toni Morrison

The first time I read Toni Morrison’s work, I knew immediately that language was power. I found myself lost inside of its arms. I never wanted to apologize for this.…

Beloved May 24, 2022 Lola Shoneyin on Toni Morrison

I didn’t read a book by Toni Morrison until 1992. Song of Solomon was on the reading list of my African American Literature class; I became an ardent convert from…

Beloved May 16, 2022 A Semester of Toni Morrison by Ian Williams

In the fall of 2009, I taught a fourth-year undergraduate course on Toni Morrison. I haven’t looked at my course materials in over a decade. Here’s what I found. From…

Beloved May 10, 2022 Light: A Toni Morrison Tribute by Jane Urquhart

Toni Morrison’s books entered my life in the late 1970s, when I was a wife and mother in a very busy household, and still in my 20s. I was not…

Beloved April 26, 2022 Toni Morrison’s Gift of Time by Myriam J.A. Chancy

Toni Morrison has been gone now for going on three years but it seems that she is with us still, made eternal through every word and phrase she committed to…

Beloved Sheila Murray on Toni Morrison

I first read Beloved more than thirty years ago. What stayed with me was the haunting, the three women who sat together in their front yard, and the beauty of…

Access Hub April 19, 2022 The Art of Accessibility with Ophira Calof and Emily Maxwell 

Hi! I’m Emily Maxwell, the new Accessibility & Programs Coordinator here at Luminato. I am so excited to be part of the Luminato team, and to support Luminato’s ongoing commitment…