Celebrating Black Lives Through Art
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
“You can’t help it. An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.” ― Nina Simone pic.twitter.com/QakiabqfMU— IllinoisStateMuseum (@ILStateMuseum) May 12, 2021
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