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Historically Speaking: Art in the Time of a Pandemic
April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
Tuesday, April 20; 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
In this moderated discussion, the museum brings together a group of artists to discuss the impact of the past year’s twin pandemics on their work: COVID 19 and racial unrest. The panel of artists, moderated by Michel Martin, host of NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered, will focus on how these artists have risen to the challenge of shuttered performance spaces and have used their art to uplift diverse voices, bring solace and spark discussion about current issues. This panel includes artists Robert Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Raymond O. Caldwell, producing artistic director of the Theater Alliance; Tony Mobley, photojournalist; and Ebony Tolliver, comedian, host/MC and the producer of LikeDat Productions. Admission is free; however, registration is required at https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/upcoming.