Nu Africans Virtual Exhibit and Opening Party on May 15th
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Hammonds House Museum is pleased to exhibit Nu Africans, a collaborative body of work by Maurice Evans and Grace Kisa. Nu Africans addresses the notion that Africans of the diaspora, through their individual circumstances, have evolved into their own tribe of Nu Africans. Inspired by the legendary warriors and queens from the African continent, models were styled in elaborate costumes with striking headpieces and crowns, then photographed as both a warrior and a queen. Though the inspiration takes its roots from the continent, these women are from this time, this place, and embody all the experiences that have brought them here. Between the real and the imagined, Nu Africans articulates what is bold, black and beautiful.
Through digital technology, you are invited to experience the Nu Africans exhibition, speak with the artists, and enjoy a fabulous after-party featuring music by DJ Salah Ananse on Friday, May 15 at 7 pm. Admission is free for Hammonds House members and $7.00 for non-members.
“Sharing our experiences as Africans on both sides of the Atlantic was the catalyst for Nu Africans,” states artists Maurice Evans and Grace Kisa. “Through the medium of photography, music and video, and in collaboration with 40 women from around the African diaspora, we have created an exhibition which aspires to center the Black woman in her own power.”