Friday and Saturday, February 22 + 23 – 7pm
A timely restaging of We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite, a seminal recording from the civil rights era. The piece will be performed by the NYC / Philadelphia-based ensemble Fresh Cut Orchestra with vocalist Melanie Charles. Recorded in the fall of 1960, the Freedom Now Suite was the most openly political jazz recording ever made, combining musical prowess with political dialogue. Nearly 60 years later, the issues posed by We Insist! are still relevant to our current political moment.
Saturday, February 9 – 7pm
Vonnie Quest, filmmaker, curator, and founder of the Afro+ProjectionLAB, presents the cinema art program Reclamations of Blackness in which filmmakers use experimental modes of image-making to challenge cinematic notions of blackness. The program includes a post-film discussion led by Vonnie Quest. The film program includes: Under Bone by Dana Washington, The Water Will Carry Us Home by Gabrielle Tesfaye, Dappled Moira by Jamal Currie, Clean Water by Kamau Wainaina, Remnants of a Room by Vonnie Quest, and Decadent Asylum, by Amir George.
BMCM+AC will be closed starting Monday, January 14th as we transition to our new exhibitions. Please join us February 1st for the Opening Reception of Politics at Black Mountain College and Aaron Siskind: A Painter’s Photographer and Works on Paper by BMC Artists.
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