Movies at SAAM: Black is the Color



02/09/2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm




8th and F Streets, NW Washington, DC 20004

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SAAM has one of the largest collections of African American art in the world. Join for this comprehensive and lively documentary that looks at African American art from 1867 to today, including Edmonia Lewis’s 1867 sculpture Forever Free and the work of contemporary artists Kerry James Marshall and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Before the film, Jason Nichols, hip-hop artist and lecturer at University of Maryland, performs an opening rap. Following the screening, Myrtis Bedolla, Founder and Director of Myrtis Galerie Baltimore, Tuliza Fleming, Curator of American Art at National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Curlee Holton,
Executive Director, David C. Driskell Center and Distinguished Artist in Residence, Department of Art, discuss the film. Rated G (52 minutes; 2017).