Art of Being Black

The Art of Being Black: Conversation and Experience is a virtual field trip, created in the winter of 2021 to accompany an in-person field trip by the same title. This show came about in response to the protests for racial justice that took place in the spring and summer of 2020 across the country – and here in Danville.  It was grounded in our belief that having conversations can bring people together and foster a better understanding of our lived experiences. In the show, artists from throughout Kentucky shared their artistic interpretations in the hopes of encouraging community dialogue and self reflection.

Format – A recorded presentation and accompanying exhibit booklet provide a framework for students to explore questions of identity, community, race, and self-expression. Virtual field trips are facilitated by a member of the Art Center staff, who introduce the video, play it for students, and administer a survey at the end of the presentation. The video is approximately 25 minutes long. All students will also receive a printed exhibit booklet with images from the show and creative prompts that encourage students to engage with the themes and artwork from the exhibit.

We can accommodate up to 100 students at a time for the virtual field trip.

Cost – The virtual Art of Being Black field trip is available at a cost of $3 per student, which includes an exhibit booklet for each student.

Scheduling – The Art of Being Black field trip is available at any time! Contact Dionna – dionna@artcenterky.org – to schedule your field trip!