Mondays with Milford Film Screenings

28 Sep 2020 - 18 Jan 2021
6:00 p.m.
Virtual Events


Milford Graves, Beyond Polymath, 2017. Photo courtesy of Ars Nova Workshop. 

In conjunction with Ars Nova Workshop’s exhibition Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal, a series of bi-weekly virtual film screenings offer rare digital footage from Milford Graves’ archives.  

Presented in partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania, each screening begins streaming at 6 p.m. and remains online until the next begins. 

Screening Schedule: 

  • Introduction Part 1: Speaking in Tongues 
    September 28 
  • Introduction Part 2: Festac ’77 
    October 12 
  • Research and Investigation: Heart Music 
    October 26 
  • In Performance Part 1: Collaborative Projects 
    November 9 
  • In Performance Part 2: Solo Work 
    November 23 
  • Encounters in Japan: Min Tanaka 
    December 7 
  • The Botanist: Graves in the Garden 
    December 21 
  • The Griot: Performative Lectures 
    January 4 
  • Yara Martial Arts Movements: Healing Arts 
    January 18 

A Mind-Body Deal explores Graves’ influential career as a drummer as well as his work in activism, medicine, botany, and martial arts. The exhibition featuring Graves’ artworks, archival recordings, and ephemera is on view at ICA through January 24, 2021.