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Free Opening Reception: Power, Myth, and Memory in Africana Art

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Power, Myth, and Memory in Africana Art:
Select Pieces from the CJ Williams Collection

You’re Invited to Two Opening Receptions – Friday, January 31, 2020

7-8:30pm at Crealdé School of Art &
8-10pm at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center
Ruth King, acoustic blues entertainer, will be performing at the Heritage Center during the opening from 8-10pm.

In this exhibition, 83 pieces of Africana art representing nine southern U.S. states, Haiti, and several tribes throughout Africa will be on display in two galleries. This private collection includes many works of art never before seen by the public. Provocative and joyful, celebratory and profound — these loving works of art portray power, myth, and memory in a way that transcends time and race, and reminds us all what it is to be human.

A PANEL DISCUSSION will be held SUNDAY, FEB. 23, 2020, 2pm at Crealdé School of Art Main Campus Jenkins Gallery, and will include Collector CJ Williams, Curator Kristin Congdon, and Curatorial Advisor and Haitian artist Patrick Noze, and will be moderated by artist, educator and influencer Andrew Browne.

“Power, Myth, and Memory in Africana Art” commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 1920 Ocoee Massacre, joining several other Central Florida organizations in looking back at our local history and examining how it has affected our community in the century that followed.


January 31
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Crealdé School of Art
600 St Andrews Blvd
Winter Park, FL 32792 United States
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