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Art After Dark: Freedom and Expression

  • About This Program

    Art After Dark is a celebration of Black Music Month during Juneteenth weekend, which will be packed with experiences that appeal to every aspect of your creative side. Looking to express yourself? Create a collage and experiment with oil pastels during our drop-in workshops, or join an exploration of our opening exhibition, Billie Zangewa: Thread for a Web Begun. Wanting to learn more about Juneteenth and Black Music Month? Watch a specially curated Juneteenth theater performance and a live concert that celebrates a journey through decades of Black music.

    All experiences during Art After Dark are first come, first serve. Your registration for Art After Dark provides you access to all of the evening's experiences until they are at capacity. RSVP and check out the evening's schedule below.

    You must be 21 and older to attend and all backgrounds are welcome to enjoy this rich cultural experience. This event is brought to you in partnership with and BLKMRKTCLT and 2i Media.

    Shop & Save

    Our Museum Store will offer a 10% discount off featured merchandise during Art After Dark from 6 pm to 10 pm. It's a great time to purchase unique items and hand-crafted designs!


    Upon arrival, you'll receive a voucher to reduce the parking ticket to $5, across the street underneath the Wells Fargo building on the corner of Stonewall and Tryon. For information on parking and directions, click/tap here.


  • Schedule

    Throughout The Evening
    Galleries open, #AAD22 photo station at the Plaza entrance, cash bar featuring 2 signature cocktails

    6 pm - 7:30 pm  (Grand Lobby - 2nd floor)
    Billie Zangewa: Thread for a Web Begun Exhibition Opening and Discussion

    6 pm - 7:30 pm (Classroom - 2nd floor)
    Jamea Naje, Pastel Monoprints Drop-In Art Workshop

    6 pm - 7:30 pm (4th floor)
    Project Jaybird Film Preview/Discussion

    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Mezzanine - 3rd floor)
    Adinkra Painting with Henna

    7 pm - 9 pm (Museum Store - 1st floor)
    Danyelle Ray, Live Art Demo

    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm (Performance Suite - 2nd floor)
    BNS Productions presents - THE BLACK EXPERIENCE: After Juneteenth Theater Experience

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Rooftop/Terrace - 4th floor)
    Rooftop Vibes Live Art Demo with Kalin Renee Devone

    8 pm - 9:30 pm (Classroom - 2nd floor)
    Jaillin Johnson, Drop-In Collage workshop

    8:30 pm - 10 pm (Grand Lobby - 2nd floor)
    Jessica Macks and Band: Journey Through Black Music - Live Concert

    8:30 pm - 10 pm (Rooftop/Terrace - 4th floor)
    DJ Tonto Rooftop Vibes

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