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Art of Resilience: Celebrating DC’s Black Arts Community

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Event Details:

Join us for this exciting opportunity to hear the stories of some of DC’s most iconic Black visual artists. The speakers will talk about their lives and their work and will share archived oral histories they’ve given as part of the DC Oral History Collaborative collection in the People’s Archive. While they share their memories, contemporary portrait artists will be live-painting them and the finished portraits will be displayed at the DC Public Library.

This is a rare chance to learn about the DC Black arts scene in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, a time when a strong community of curators and gallery owners worked collaboratively to support a burgeoning community of Black artists in the District, from the artists themselves.

The event will be held in the “New Books” space at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, near the library cafe. The closest metro stop is Gallery Place – Chinatown.


Host: HumanitiesDC
Date: May 4, 2024 • 1PM
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001
Event fee: Free
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For More Information

Contact: Jasper Collier
Phone: 202.387.8391


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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