Join the conversation through a series of programs and events connected to The Art of Being Black: Conversation and Experience. In an effort to make these programs as accessible as possible, we are waiving our registration fees for most events. Unless otherwise noted, these programs are free to the community, thanks to the support of PNC Bank, Toyota, and the KY Humanities Council.

Check back regularly as we look forward to adding more programs, including a series of conversations faciltiated by the African American Historical Society of Danville-Boyle County.

Readings from Frank X Walker
Wednesday, February 24 @ 12pm

In this presentation, Walker will share selected readings from his newest book – Masked Man, Black: Pandemic & Protest Poems – as well as work from other collections that speak to the intersection of sports and race and politics. He will also discuss his visual art pieces which are part of the exhibit. 

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Exhibit Opening and Gallery Talk
January 21, 2021

A virtual conversation with Exhibit Committee Chair Andrea Abrams, along with artists Sandra Charles, Ashley Cathey, Tomisha Lovely-Allen and Frank X Walker

African American Quilt Traditions
January 27, 2021

A virtual conversation with artist Jereann King Johnson on the topic of contemporary African American quilt traditions. Jereann is one of the founding members of the African American Quilt Circle (AAQC) in Durham, North Carolina and Heritage Quilters in Warrenton, North Carolina.