Afrofuturism Big Objects, Big Stories: The Paradox of the Liberty
- Thursday, September 21, 2023
- 1:30pm - 3:45pm
- Program meets at the Paradox of Liberty section, Level C3. Talks take place at: 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:30 PM.
- Gallery Talks & Tours
Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur.
About This Event
Join us for a docent-led talk and get a fresh look into a featured object that is on view in one of our permanent exhibitions. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object and experience the infinite possibilities of Afrofuturism.
About this Program: From the era of slavery to the present day, African Americans have re-imagined the futures and possibilities of black people across the globe through the dynamic lens of Afro-Futurism. Learn how Colonial Afrofuturists, like Benjamin Banneker and Phillis Wheatly, amplified the cause of abolition by speaking truth to power and producing knowledge for public good.