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The New Black: A conversation on African Americans Making History Today

The New Black: A conversation on African Americans Making History Today

Posted: February 25, 2014
The New Black: A conversation on African Americans Making History Today

When: Wednesday, February 26 from 6pm - 8pm

Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art - Van Pelt Auditorium

The New Black: A conversation on African Americans Making History Today

The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Radio One presents a conversation on what is “the New Black” with African Americans making Black History Now! Join R&B Artist Will Downing, CEO of the African American Museum Patricia Wilson- Aden, Executive Director of Art Sanctuary,Valerie Gay, State Senator Vincent Hughes, Dyana Williams, Nia Meeks, Florcy Morisset, and other Philadelphia power players for an engaging conversation of Black History of the past, present and future!

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Black History Month Series: 

Philadelphia: Brotherly Love & Sisterly Affection Contributors to the Cultural Landscape of Our City

The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Radio One will embark on an annual event to take place on the Museum’s campus to highlight and celebrate Black History Month.  A relationship forged by E. Steven Collins in 2014, the Museum will open its doors for a panel discussion that will  speak to African American contributions to the art and cultural landscape of Philadelphia.  

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is excited to form a partnership with Radio One in anticipation of an upcoming exhibition celebrating works in the Museum’s collection depicting or created by African Americans.   Over 100 works of art will be brought together for this major exhibition opening in December 2014, and a full complement of community outreach and educational programs and events will accompany the approx.  12-week exhibition run.   Of particular importance, is an exceptional weekend of programs and activities currently in development to coincide with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January 2015.   

Doors will open at 530pm.  Panel Discussion to begin at 6pm and a reception along the East Balcony will immediately follow.  The reception is hosted by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Radio One, and the African American Museum of Philadelphia.  

Panelists Include the Following: 

Patricia Wilson Aden, African American Museum of Philadelphia

Will Downing, Professional singer and recording artist

Valerie Gay, Art Sanctuary

Nia Ngina Meeks, Featured guest on 6ABC Inside Story, Member of African American Collections Committee

Florcy Morisset, Vivant Art Collection & Consultant

Moderators: Senator Vincent Hughes, Host of Philly Speaks, 7th District and Dyana Williams, Radio One