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Springfield Museums offers lecture series on African, African-American art

SPRINGFIELD – An 8-part lecture series on African American art and the visual art and culture of the 54 countries in Africa will be offered in-person and virtually at the Springfield Museums this fall.

“Here +54: From the Smithsonian to Soweto, Arts of the African Americas and Africa,” presented by Kymberly S. Newberry, begins Sept. 28 and runs through Nov. 16. Lectures are available in person or via Zoom from 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m. weekly on Tuesdays. The cost is $140 for nonmembers and $120 for members.

The series will alternate lectures and masterclasses which feature a discussion with a scholar,

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Amy Sherald’s Breonna Taylor portrait is now hanging in African American museum

The Taylor art piece is now co-owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture in D.C. and The Speed Museum in Louisville.

When police shooting victim Breonna Taylor was gunned down in her own home in March 2020 in Louisville, her name became a rallying cry during a summer of passionate protests sparked by her death and that of George Floyd in Minneapolis, another Black slain via officers’ actions, two months later.

Taylor, an emergency room technician, had been a frontline worker at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Louisville police officers killed her while firing dozens

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Houston Cinema Arts Society and Museum Of African American Culture Celebrate Juneteenth And Black Music Month

Houston Cinema Arts Society and Houston Museum of African American Culture partner on screenings at Moonstruck Drive-In in celebration of both Juneteenth and Black Music Month. Miss Juneteenth will play on Saturday, June 19th at 8:30pm with $30 tickets per car and Summer of Soul will play on Wednesday, June 23rd at 8:30pm with free advanced registration.

On Saturday, June 19th at 8:30pm, HCAS and HMAAC will present A Juneteenth Celebration: Miss Juneteenth and Doretha’s Blues at Moonstruck Drive-In. The program will consist of the Texas-shot film Miss Juneteenth by Channing Godfrey Peoples, previously screened at HCAS’s Beyond Film Program

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Center for African American History, Art, Culture hosting reopening on Juneteenth in Aiken | Local News

The Center for African American History, Art and Culture in Aiken will host a grand reopening while also celebrating Juneteenth.

The Juneteenth celebration will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19, and admission to the center is free. Parking will be across the street at Aiken’s First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St. N., which is directly across from the center.

“The building will be open for tours,” said Dr. Melencia Johnson, a board member with the Center for African American History, Art and Culture. “We’ll have some exhibits that are put on by art students from USC Aiken;

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