january, 2020

31jan8:00 pm10:00 pmPower, Myth, and Memory in Africana Arts8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST 642 W. New England Ave


Event Details

January 31 – May 16

Opening reception:

Friday, January 31, 7 – 8:30 pm in the Alice and William Jenkins Gallery and 

8 – 10 pm Hannibal Square Heritage Center Visiting Exhibition Gallery

Power, Myth, and Memory in Africana Arts is a partnership exhibition with other Orange County arts organizations that aim to commemorate the one hundred year anniversary of the 1920 Ocoee Massacre. The works displayed will demonstrate how artists of African descent have found power and resilience in a racially unjust world. Included are works by Sister Gertrude Morgan, Clementine Hunter, David Butler, Ransom McCormick, Roy David Annisey, and Nellie Mae Rowe as well as African masks, chairs, and fertility objects. These artists lift themselves up through faith, pride, and traditional practices establishing diverse ways of transcending subjugation and finding strength. This artwork has as much technical, historical, and symbolic weight in it to easily place it on par with artists of western descent. And with this recognition comes an act of justice.

Note: The opening reception will take place in two locations but it is one single opening.


(Friday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST


Hannibal Heritage Square Center

642 W. New England Ave

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