The James Museum and the Dr. Carter G Woodson Museum have partnered for a new exhibition this summer titled Reverberations. Reverberations shares artwork from emerging and established Black artists who live and work in Tampa Bay and across the Southeastern United States. Through each artists’ own perspective, this exhibition will challenge viewers with stories of structural racism and oppression, as well as celebrate hope and resilience.
Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America. The title Juneteenth is a fusion of the words ‘June’ and ‘nineteenth,’ celebrating the emancipation of African Americans from slavery on June 19.
Curator of the exhibition, Desmond Clark, shares about REVERBERATIONS in this way, “Can you hear the song that has been playing for over four centuries? Can you feel how it vibrates our nation? Can you see how it has affected your neighbor, your friends, and your family? The rich history passed down for generations displayed in the images in this exhibition do not just echo; they reverberate.”
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art at 150 Central Avenue, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 727.892.4200
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