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Culture Series: Kindred Spirits Film Showing
November 9, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Kindred Spirits: Artists Hilda Wilkinson Brown and Lilian Thomas Burwell
Join us at the intersection of art and local history as we screen and discuss filmmaker Cintia Cabib’s documentary, “Kindred Spirits: Artists Hilda Wilkinson Brown and Lilian Thomas Burwell.” The film shines a spotlight on the lives and work of two accomplished but unsung Black women artists and educators – both native Washingtonians – who forged careers during the era of segregation and developed a special bond as aunt and niece. Following the screening, Cintia Cabib will moderate a panel discussion with 96-year-old artist Lilian Thomas Burwell, who is experiencing a wave of recognition for her abstract expressionist paintings and “sculptural paintings,” mixed-media artist Claudia “Aziza” Gibson-Hunter, who will discuss how Black Artists of DC is supporting and mentoring local Black artists, and Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum Senior Curator Samir Meghelli, who will preview the museum’s upcoming exhibit, “A Bold and Beautiful Vision: A Century of Black Arts Education in Washington, DC, 1900-2000.”
Date: November 9, 2023 • 7pm
Location: Busboys and Poets, 450 K St NW 20001
Event fee: Free
Registration Event link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/728847521557?aff=oddtdtcreator
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