ALERT: The Gantt Center galleries will be closed to the public on April 5 and 6. We apologize for any inconvenience and invite you to join us when we reopen Sunday, April 7 at 1 PM.

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

April's edition of Art After Dark puts the spotlight on both jazz and poetry for National Jazz and Poetry Month! Join us for an evening of arts and culture-centered conversation, performances and art making.

Program Schedule

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cool Like That

Drop in for a poetry writing and performance workshop. Inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks and others, attendees will think, write and read their work in an intimate setting.

6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Snippet of August Wilson’s Jitney

Experience a scene from the upcoming BNS production of August Wilson’s 1979 play, Jitney. Following the brief performance, actors and experts will lead a conversation about the importance of August Wilson as a playwright and the relevance of Jitney to modern-day Black America.

BNS Productions is a theater company that explores and shares the African-American experience with the masses.

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Guided Gallery Tour

Explore our exhibitions during this docent-led interactive tour.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vinyl 101 with Diggers’ Delight

Experience this interactive lecture featuring an introduction to vinyl records. Learn how to pick, play and care for records.

 

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Guided Gallery Tour

Explore our exhibitions during this docent-led interactive tour.

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
History of Jazz

Enjoy live music by local jazz vocalists and musicians.

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Abstract

Create your own mixed-media abstract art inspired by our newest exhibition.

8:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Images as Activism

Catch up with current Gantt Center artist-in-residence Alvin C. Jacobs, Jr. as he shares his experiences since the opening our commissioned exhibition Welcome to Brookhill. A Q&A session follows the talk.

8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Guided Gallery Tour

Explore our exhibitions during this docent-led interactive tour.

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