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Black on Black on Black on Black

September 24, 2022 - December 10, 2022

Black on Black on Black on Black

This exhibition will feature Black faculty in the School of Art & Design through the lens of the Black Quantum Future as proposed by Philadelphia-based activists and theorists Rasheeda Phillips and Camae Ayewa. The collaborative exhibition will explore Black identity, collectivity, positionality, healing, innovation, and education as explored via a multi-leveled/multi-dimensional immersive, critical, and openly reflective space.

This re-visioning of the Faculty Exhibition recognizes the legacy of Black knowledge and production in ways that supports the ongoing efforts by the School of Art & Design, Krannert Art Museum, College of Fine and Applied Arts, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign towards addressing and celebrating our unique diversity, equity, and inclusion.

A lecture series, community conversations, sound installation, and a catalogue is planned in conjunction with the exhibition.

Co-curated by Patrick Earl Hammie, Stacey Robinson, Blair Ebony Smith, and Nekita Thomas

Cosponsored by Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center and the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Opening events produced in partnership with Pygmalion Festival.

Supported by the Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine & Applied Arts, School of Art & Design, and the James and Beth Armsey Fund.


September 24, 2022
December 10, 2022


Krannert Art Museum
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