People's Supper - Black History Month

Kandy Lopez, Marly & Luis (installation)

Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 6:30-8:30pm
Augusta Savage Gallery and Theater Room, New Africa House

The People’s Supper is an opportunity to come together with other students over a family-style dinner as we build community and bridge differences through conversation. All UMass students are welcome.

Join us as explore As We Move Forward, an art exhibition that champions the artistic and social practices of BIPOC women.

Held during Black History Month, this exhibition honors Augusta Savage’s work and influence to construct a space for artists to create, move, and become. Savage was a catalyst in the arts who paved the way for future generations of Black artists. She forged a legacy that serves as a reminder of the importance of perseverance, advocacy, and mentorship in sustaining an equitable and inclusive art world. Her artistic legacy is also testament to the significance of critical arts education and visibility for black artists early in their careers.

Share a meal, share your perspective/stories and build community while discovering the work of these seventeen Black, Latinx, and Afro-Indigenous women artists from Savage’s home state of Florida.

6:30 p.m. viewing of As We Move Forward at Augusta Savage Gallery, New Africa House
7 p.m. People’s Supper and community conversation Theater Room, lower level, New Africa House

No cost.  Reserve your spot by completing this form.