artists


The Black Arts Movement (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

Ar PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Galvanized by the post-World War II decolonization of African nations and the civil rights, black power, anti-war, and feminist and womanist movements, African-descendant cultural producers in the United States began overtly repudiating a European aesthetic and claiming a Black aesthetic that emerged from the lived experience of […]


Conversation With Professor Ron: Are You A Citizen, or Are You A Consumer? (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Many people believe being a citizen means paying your taxes, obeying the laws, and casting a ballot every four years. But is that all we really ought to do, transact with America like a consumer?  AS a citizen we have a GREATER invitation! We have many more RIGHTS, and frankly obligations, that enable us […]


Forgotten No More: Rediscovering Remarkable Women (Smithsonian Associates) – VIRTUAL

Mary Lou Williams, ca. 1946, by William P. Gottlieb Forgotten No More: Rediscovering Remarkable Women Part of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story PROGRAM DESCRIPTION From a 17th-century workshop in the Netherlands to a classroom in 1660 in Frankfurt, to the streets of Washington in the […]


Take, Make, and Meet: Paper Mosaics (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn about African-American artist Alma Thomas and create beautiful mosaics in her style. Join us for a celebration of African-American Expressionist artist Alma Thomas. We’ll be learning about her life and art while we make paper mosaics on canvas. We’ll be recreating one of her pieces together and providing another […]


The Hit Parade: Music Focusing on Social Activism (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

In celebration of Black History Month, Charles Sullivan presents The Hit Parade:  Music Focusing on Social Activism.  Listen to some of the biggest hits of the 20th Century made by African American artists and their social influence. A native of the state of Ohio, tenor Charles Kessler Sullivan received lamuch of his […]


Afrofuturist Collage (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Afrofuturist Collage Afrofuturism is a philosophy that reimagines the world of tomorrow. Black Futures Month, which takes place in February in conjunction with Black History Month, celebrates Black joy and “imagines a joyful, free and liberated future for Black folks” through art. (source: https://bit.ly/32k9wF1) Celebrate Black Futures Month by creating Afrofuturist […]


⭐ MoComCOnline: Redrawing the World: Creating New Landscapes in Comics (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for a panel discussion with 5 graphic novelists/cartoonists as they discuss and answer questions about aspects of their work and careers that they would like to highlight. Panelists: Jordan Clark Barbara Perez Marquez Nami Oshiro Ann Xu Vicky Yuh Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94259703137 Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; […]