The Bristol Press – New Britain Museum of American Art will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of events


NEW BRITAIN – The New Britain Museum of American Art will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of events throughout February.

These events will include a virtual open mic, youth design competition, gallery talks, permanent collection art installation, and other virtual and on-site offerings to celebrate Black History Month. Families can participate in a themed scavenger hunt in the gallery throughout the month. The museum will feature prolific black artists from the museum’s permanent collection, including Charles Ethan Porter, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Faith Ringgold and Betye Saar.

From its permanent collection, the museum will feature people and places in America, from the 1960s to today, from now until May 01, 2022. The installation features work from the 1960s to the 2010s and explores depictions of people and places in America through a range of mediums, including sculpture, print, collage, photography, and painting.

The NBMAA will host two Spotlight Gallery Talks to highlight works by African American artists in the collection. The Gallery Talk: Spotlight on Tanner, Porter, Duncanson, with Lisa Williams on February 2 from 1 to 2 p.m. The Gallery Talk: Spotlight on Radcliffe Bailey, with Jasmine Dejackome on February 16 from 1 to 2 p.m.

The AANBM Community Advisory Group will host two programs to commemorate Black History Month: Virtual Open-Mic and Youth Creative Contest. This year’s theme is “The Three Beings: Be Courageous. Be resilient. Be empowered.

The Virtual Open-Mic will take place on Thursday, February 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. Interested participants should submit video, audio, or photo samples by February 18. The museum will select artists and performers to present and discuss their works during the live program.

Entrants to the Youth Design Competition must submit videos, photos, written materials and/or audio files by February 18. Artists will have the opportunity to be featured in a competition compilation video on the Museum’s website and social media, which is set to launch February 24. The museum will select works of art for display at Gallery 66 in New Britain.

Interested participants can register through the link on the website. Participants can contact Stéphanie Strucaly at [email protected] for more information on either program.

Posted in The Bristol Press, General News on Monday, January 24, 2022 2:41 PM. Updated: Monday, January 24, 2022 2:44 p.m.

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