From artist talks and art-making workshops to film screenings, readings, and performances, our programs seek to create entry points and promote broader accessibility for engaging with art. We aim to expand ideas, deepen relationships, and showcase the relevance and historical impact of art made by artists of African descent through conversations with artists, activists, curators, educators, and more.

Informal art-making workshops inspired by our seasonal exhibitions and Permanent Collection that are led by teaching artists and exhibiting artists.

Film screenings that celebrate the moving image as a medium and an inspiration for artists.

Creatives from all backgrounds respond to works on view through the lens of their practices and experiences.

Author talks, book clubs, and creative writing workshops that illustrate the dynamic ways literature and texts influence artists.

In an open presentation format, exhibiting artists discuss their works on view in the context of their broader artistic practices.

Artists and curators embark on interdisciplinary dialogues with thinkers and makers from fields beyond contemporary art.

Immersive, multi-session courses facilitated by artists, educators, and experts focusing on themes that use the arts and cultural studies as a jump-off point for cross-disciplinary explorations.