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As we close out 2023, we are energized by all we have accomplished and looking forward to an exciting year ahead. Here are a few highlights of what the next year has instore:
The success of Merik Goma’s artist residency culminated with the beautiful exhibition Merik Goma: My Heart is Light in the Void. Important residencies such as this are made possible in part from support to this annual campaign.
This year we greatly increased child and teen programming. AFROgenius took place this summer and allowed children to be inspired by works from the collection and create their own art. This program will conclude with a film screening on November 3. We are currently offering our SNAP! Photography program. More than two dozen works will be produced during this year’s session and for the first time will be featured in a formal gallery exhibition in Avery Court. This will culminate with a celebratory closing reception as part of our Black History Month offerings.
Looking to the future, we will establish a sense of permanency in The Amistad Center Galleries. We will work with the Wadsworth Atheneum to install a permanent narrative exhibition. This groundbreaking opportunity will allow staff of both institutions to create important scholarship around primary sources in the collection that look to enhance and augment our important mission. This scholarship will allow us to create import curriculum providing access to teachers both in schools and at home to accurately teach important topics such as race, racism, and ethnicity. As more states look to erase these topics from their curriculum, it is imperative that we provide these resources to help shape the education of future generations.
YOUR GIFT to The Amistad Center for Art & Culture supports exciting endeavors like these as well as additional art exhibitions, educational and cultural programs for students and adults alike, and museum operations. Click here some highlights of some of our historical moments. View Amistad Center historic milestones.
Now more than ever we are counting on your support to aid us as we head into this groundbreaking year!