The “Afro” Future is Bright with N. O. African American Museum’s New Exhibit
Jul 01 2021

The “Afro” Future is Bright with N. O. African American Museum’s New Exhibit

By: Gigi Halpern

The New Orleans African American Museum, founded in 1996 and located at 1418 Governor Nicholls St., is opening its new art exhibit Welcome to the Afrofuture - The Matrix of Creativity: Where the River Meets the Sea, curated by Kristina Kay Robinson. Ms. Robinson, a writer, curator, and artist, is a native New Orleanian. According to the exhibition note, this showcase will highlight the aesthetic work of "Black spatial realities, imaginary spaces, and Black meccas."

The African American Museum is located in Treme, the oldest African American neighborhood in the United States and home to the wealthiest and most politically connected Black residents by the 1850s. The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of July.

Visit the museum's Instagram page, New Orleans African American Instragram, for a list of 25 additionally featured local artists and designers such as Khalid Abdelrahman, Dianne "Mimi" Baquet, Jacq Francois, Soraya Jean Louis, Gael Jean Louis, Nik Richard Bianca Walker, Curatorial Fellow, and Kennedi Andrus.

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