Black in the Middle: The Inaugural Black Midwest Symposium
Cowles Auditorium // The University of Minnesota // Minneapolis, MN
October 17-19, 2019
Registration opens mid-August.
The Black Midwest Symposium is a gathering place for all those—writers, students, artists, scholars, professionals, creatives, organizers, and others—who are invested in the possibilities of life in the middle and who desire to build community and communion within a wondrous sector of black America.
Kick-off Event: Black Midwest Poetry Spotlight featuring Kisha Nicole Foster, Duriel Harris, Tish Jones, and Jamaal May. Hosted by E. G. Bailey. Thursday, October 17, 5:30PM
Love and regard in the confines
The White Page // Minneapolis, MN
Artist Talk: March 1 @ 7pm
On View Februrary 15 - March 3
“The question remains how do we attend to black death?” Tend to the forgotten faces of the indigenous / historical erasure
Love and regard in the confines is an exhibition on attention/ intention
Tracing what is seen and unseen in diaspora.
Tell Your Family History Story
Wisconsin Black History Society // Milwaukee, WI
03/02/2019 @ 10 AM - 2 PM
Every family has a story! Ex Fabula and Wisconsin Black Historical Society invite you to explore your Family History at a storytelling workshop on March 2nd from 10am-noon at WBHSM, 2620 W Center St. Free but space is limited.
The Minnesota Black Fine Art Show
Austin ArtWorks Center // Austin, MN
Available to view through March 23, 2019
Austin Area Arts will open the first ever exhibit of the Minnesota Black Fine Art Show. Presented in partnership with Obsidian Arts and funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board, the show will feature ten Black Minnesota artists: Eyenga Bokamba, Kprecia Ambers, Ivy Vainio, Antwon Key, Terresa Moses, Christopher E. Harrison, Carl Wesley, Theoneste Munyemana, Bill Jeter and Carla Hamilton. After showing for nine weeks in Austin, the show will continue around the state and be on view in Duluth, St. Cloud, Mankato and Minneapolis.
Mara Duvra To be seen / to be manifold
Juxtaposition Arts // Minneapolis, MN
On view in the 2007 Emerson Gallery February 11 to April 6, 2019
Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) proudly presents the work of Minnesota-based visual artist Mara Duvra in the 2007 Emerson Gallery on view from February 11 to April 6, 2019. Her current body of work, Tending: meditations on interiority and blackness, is focused on centering softer visual representations of women of color, using poetic and ephemeral imagery to understand Blackness beyond public identities. This work addresses what it is to be hyper-visible and simultaneously unseen. The opening reception and artist talk will be held on Thursday, February 14: doors open at 6PM, and the artist talk will take place at 7PM. Gallery admission and all events are free and open to the public.
Somalis + Minnesota
Minnesota History Center // St. Paul, MN
Through June 9, 2019
See this new exhibit on Somali history and culture, developed in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society and the Somali Museum of Minnesota, which houses a collection of more than 700 pieces and offers a wide range of educational programs about Somali traditional culture at the museum and throughout the region.