Fellows Research Presentations + Discussion

September 17, 2021 • 2:00PM to 3:30PM

The Louis Armstrong House Museum Fellows have immersed into the Archives, concluding their first year, each with a research of their own. Their presentations will be streamed on Facebook followed by a live discussion.

Maglyn Bertrand, major in Latin American Studies and Music at Emory University with a M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of California, Berkeley. Then she attended New York University to earn a second master’s degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and an advanced certificate in Museum Studies. She will bring a presentation entitled “She gave me a room” – Listening and Recording in Louis Armstrong’s Den , exploring Louis’ interactions with reel-to-reel machines and recorded music.

Tatjana Lightbourn, major in Studio Arts from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, with a MFA in Studio Art at Studio Arts College International in Italy, will contribute her perspective on the human body in relationship to color. It is entitled “A Shared Experience: Learning About Louis Armstrong,” and it brings attention to Louis Armstrong’s life and experiences as a Black man navigating the world alongside her own journey.

Learn more about this iconic artist from these two scholars, who will also share their experience as Museum Fellows this past year during the current pandemic. To read more about the Fellows’ work at the museum, please visit the West End Blog.

Watch on Facebook here at 2pm.

Fellows 2020 - Maglyn and Tatjana
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34-56 107th Street

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