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ArtBreak at AAMP with Betty Leacraft!

  • African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)

ArtBreak at AAMP!
Free & Open to the Public

Take an ArtBreak at AAMP with Collective Conscious artist Betty Leacraft!

If you work, live, or visit the Philadelphia historic area, ArtBreak is a new way to enjoy the museum. Every 3rd Thursday, AAMP curatorial staff will guide visitors through special exhibition galleries. This informal, conversational tour will give visitors the opportunity to get the inside scoop on the works on view. Meet in the first floor atrium at the welcome desk. Maximum of 20 people-be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before start time to secure your reservation.

More on our current exhibition:

Collective Conscious: The Art of Social Change
On View: June 2 - August 26, 2018

The summer 2018 group exhibition is produced in conjunction with the AAMP Residency for Art and Social Change, which strives to advance the work artists of color from around the Philadelphia region—while forging and deepening AAMP’s relationships and impact in Philadelphia neighborhoods. The featured artists will be gleaned primarily from the Residency nominees, who use their work to process or respond to the constantly changing socio-political and cultural landscape. 

From Selma to Starbucks, these artists are reimagining “safe spaces” for black and brown people on an interplanetary level, documenting the effects of displacement and gentrification, mining their personal histories, and actively pushing out of their studios and into the communities not only as art makers, but as change makers.

Artists include Diane Allen, Lavett Ballard, Russell Craig, Joshua Graupera, Keir Johnston, Nile Livingston, Sherman Fleming, Betty Leacraft, James Maurelle, Tieshka K. Smith, andShawn Theodore.

Earlier Event: August 16
Anne Neukamp - The Prop Master
Later Event: August 17
Summer Postcard Art Show Opening