A poster for the HBO original documentary Black Art - in the absence of light

Curating Culture Series: Black Art In the Absence of Light

Saturday, Jul 24, 2021
6:30 pm — 9:30 pm

Join GRAM and ArtXchangeGR for a film screening and discussion around the HBO documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light. 

The documentary, directed by Sam Pollard, offers an introduction to the work of some of the foremost Black visual artists working today. Interweaving insights and context from scholars and historians, along with interviews from a new generation of working African American curators and artists including Theaster Gates, Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Amy Sherald and Carrie Mae Weems, the documentary is a look at the contributions of Black American artists in today’s contemporary art world.

Event Schedule:

6:30 – 7:00 pm – Doors Open, welcome reception, wine and cheese
7:00 – 8:30 pm – Black Art: In the Absence of Light Documentary showing
8:30 – 9:30 pm – Community dialogue and panel discussion


For more information, email membership@artmuseumgr.org.

Four tickets per registrant

Meet the Panelists

  • Alfield Reeves
  • Amanda Williams
  • Dr. Doug Clarke
  • Jessica Stehouwer
  • Lowell Reynolds
  • Octavia Mingerink
  • Ryan Crawley

About ArtXchangeGR

ArtXchangeGR is an artists resource company that provides services and resources to localto local artists of color age 18 and up. Our team of avid art supporters is committed to building a world-class art-hub in Grand Rapids. Adrianne Houser is the Founder and CEO, Steven Reynolds is the Co-founder and Business Manager, and Teiah Faulk is the Social Media Manager. ArtXchangeGR is guided by its Business Mentor and Coach, Kris Mathis and its Advisory Board of professional artists and art educators.