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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
MUSIC: ANTOINE DRYE
Antoine Drye honors the grandeur and richness of 1960s and 1970s jazz with groundbreaking grooves that draw on the artistic legacies of the Black Power era.
ART & DIALOGUE: VALERIE CASSEL OLIVER AND CATHERINE MORRIS
Valerie Cassel Oliver, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler for Feminist Art, discuss their curatorial practice as part of Artadia’s Art & Dialogue series. 30 free tickets at Admissions at 5 pm.
CURATOR TALK: SOUL OF A NATION: ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER
Ashley James, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, gives an in-depth look at the works in Soul of a Nation. No tickets needed; seating is first come, first served.
Listen to jazz from the 1960s and 1970s and create your own colorful painting on miniature canvases, inspired by the works of Alma Thomas, William T. Williams, and more. 330 free tickets at Admissions at 5 pm.
MUSIC: JAIME LEE LEWIS
Jaime Lee Lewis, Jennifer Falu, Joekenneth Museau, Asante Amin, Frank Malloy, and Terry Lovette share original poetry and music, and perform excerpts from the groundbreaking 1968 collection Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writing, Amiri Baraka and Larry Neal’s compilation widely considered the defining work of the Black Arts Movement.
TOUR: ARCHIVES AS RAW HISTORY
Delve into the Museum’s history during the age of Black Power with archivist Molly Seegers. Go behind the scenes to look at archival storage and examine original documents. 30 free tickets at Admissions at 6:30 pm.
DANCE: BROOKLYN DANCE FESTIVAL
Brooklyn Dance Festival showcases the Brooklyn-based dance companies, emerging artists, and youth ensembles they support and foster. Catch performances and a movement workshop.
Hear readings by poets Sean DesVignes, Joel Dias-Porter, and Omotara James. Presented in partnership with Cave Canem Foundation, committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of Black poets.
MUSIC: SHELLEY NICOLE'S BLAKBÜSHE
Shelley Nicole's blaKbüshe is a musical collective that blends rock, funk, and soul to create a unique sound.