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.

Exhibit Opening & Gallery Talk
Thursday, January 21 @ 7pm

Executive Director Niki Kinkade and Exhibit Committee Chair Andrea Abrams will introduce the show and facilitate a panel discussion with several of the presenting artists. Program will be hosted via Zoom – access information will be sent on Wednesday the 20th.

Pre-registration is required, Click here to register.

African American Quilt Traditions
a conversation with Jereann King Johnson
Wednesday, January 27 @ 12pm

In this presentation, Jereann King Johnson will explore the role that quilts have played in communicating narratives and sharing cultural history within African American communities. Jereann King Johnson is one of the founding members of the African American Quilt Circle (AAQC) in Durham, North Carolina and Heritage Quilters in Warrenton, North Carolina.

Click here to register for this program.

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. 

Click here to register for this program.