Art of Courage Exhibition

View the Virtual Reception here:

 

February 8, 2021 – February 8, 2022, in the Connector at City Hall Artspace, 13615  Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI

This powerful exhibition invites USA artists to lend their visual voices to the issues of police violence and injustice in African American communities across the nation, which has given birth to the Black Lives Matter Movement. A diverse spectrum of artists comprised of established professionals, emerging and student talent, will feature more than thirty original works in a variety of visual art mediums. Art of Courage…will be presented both virtually, and inside the Connector at City Hall Artspace including its public grounds in Dearborn, Michigan.

A series of ongoing educational programs will be offered and serve to honor life in the African American community, and explore how artists record and document this era of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

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Art of Courage: BLM 360 Exhibition is accessible via virtual art gallery and outdoor exhibition located on the grounds of Dearborn Artspace and City Hall Park for general public.

Private tours are also available for sponsors of the exhibit.

A POWERFUL NEW EXHIBITION FOR ITS TIME IS OPENING (Press Release)

DEARBORN, MI (December 18, 2020)

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The Downtown Development Authority East Dearborn is pleased to announce its newest initiative, “Art of Courage: Black Lives Matter 360 Exhibition,” February 8, 2021 – February 8, 2022, in the Connector at City Hall Artspace, 13615  Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI.

Throughout history artists have been compelled to reveal and challenge the social conflicts that existed  during their lifetimes which have left indelible impressions of change and progress. “Art of Courage:  Black Lives Matter 360 Exhibition” continues that tradition by inviting Michigan artists to lend their visual voices to the issue of police violence and racial injustice and unrest in African American communities across the nation that has been sparked by the Black Lives Matter Movement. It is  developed by the Downtown Development Authority – East Dearborn as part of their events addressing  the broad impact of systemic racism in cities such as Dearborn, Michigan, where African Americans are  not the majority population.

This exhibition will be presented both virtually, and inside the Connector at City Hall Artspace including  its public outdoor grounds in Dearborn, Michigan. It will comprise more than thirty works from a variety  of visual art mediums. In addition, the exhibition’s educational programs will include a series of Artists Talks and lectures.

“Art of Courage: Black Lives Matter 360 Exhibition” is just one in a series of events on issues of racial  justice and equality that will be presented by the Downtown Development Authority – East Dearborn. Julia Kapilango, chair of the group, remarks, “I enjoy seeing artists of all mediums teaming up to produce such innovative and transformational experiences that match what our nation is feeling and thinking. I am grateful for our board’s support and leadership.”

“Art of Courage: Black Lives Matter 360 Exhibition” is made possible with the assistance of the  Downtown Development Authority – East Dearborn.

For more information contact Rozenia Johnson, Curator of Art and Exhibitions, MDUBA Associates [email protected] 313.405.3044

 

Interested in sponsoring this event?  Download the Art of Courage Sponsorship Packages PDF for information.


The East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority is proud to partner with the following organizations: