NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART PRESENTS AFRO-ATLANTIC HISTORIES

- East City Art


In conjunction with the much-anticipated presentation of Afro-Atlantic Histories, today the National Gallery of Art announced an extensive schedule of performances, films, lectures, concerts, and community programs centered on art of the African Diaspora. The exhibition, which will be on view in Washington from April 10 through July 17, 2022, will also be accompanied by educational resources, teacher workshops, and an audio guide. Afro-Atlantic Histories will feature wall text in both English and Spanish.

Background


A film series, Among Black Atlantic Cinemas, will feature historic and contemporary works by filmmakers from countries including Brazil, Cuba, Ethiopia, and Senegal. Music programs will include performances by the Ghanaian multi-instrumentalist, composer, and dancer Okaidja Afroso and the Haitian American flutist, vocalist, and composer Nathalie Joachim, who will present Fanm d’Ayiti, her Grammy-nominated work for flute, voice, string quartet, and electronics.