The 21st Show

Celebrating Black Lives Through Art

'Mansa Musa' by Austin Well

'Mansa Musa' by Austin Well Illinois State Museum

The 21st host Brian Mackey visited the Illinois State Museum to see a new, temporary art exhibit. It’s called “Noir,” the French word for Black. The exhibit is meant to celebrate Black lives through art. It’s a collaboration between the museum and the Springfield organization Juneteenth, Inc.


Michelle Smith, Guest Curator, “NOIR” exhibit, Illinois State Museum

Bob Sill, Director of Collections and Research, Illinois State Museum

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