Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures immerses visitors in a conversation that reimagines, reinterprets and reclaims the past and present for a more empowering future for African Americans.
About the Exhibition
- When: March 24, 2023 - August 18, 2024
- Where: Concourse Level (C1), Bank of America Special Exhibitions Gallery
What is Afrofuturism?
Afrofuturism expresses notions of Black identity, agency and freedom through art, creative works and activism that envision liberated futures for Black life.
Using more than 100 objects from music, film, television, comic books, fashion, theater, literature and more, our museum's latest exhibition covers more than a century of Afrofuturism’s rich history of expression and investigates its impact and broad influence on American culture.
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NMAAHC Corporate Leadership Council
Discovery Treks, Tips and Tricks
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Space is the Place
I had to find another place where they hadn’t perceived Black people to be, and that was on a spaceship. George Clinton American Funk Musician
"Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures"
Sumptuous, beautifully designed spreads feature 100 gorgeous illustrations of objects and images that reflect Black identity, agency, creativity and hope.
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Five You Should Know: Black Women Icons of Afrofuturism
Afrofuturism Explained with Curator Kevin Strait
Remembering Chadwick Boseman
An Offering #3 by Stephen Towns, 2017
reflect on the human history of global slavery.