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23 May 2018

Critical Walk-Through: Kamau Ware of Black Gotham Experience

Artist and historian Kamau Ware will discuss founding Black Gotham Experience  (BGX), an immersive visual storytelling project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City since 1625 through interactive walking tours, a developing series of photography-based graphic novels, and events weaving together art, research, fashion, and entertainment.

A Critical Walk-Through is a 40-minute guided tour led by artists, writers, and scholars as a way to bring new insights to the exhibition’s artworks and themes. The $5 fee includes the program and light refreshments. AFAM members and currently enrolled students are free! Email for a promotion code.


Kamau Ware is a Brooklyn-based visual artist and founder of the Black Gotham Experience. His works include America: The Legacy of African American Legacy (Arsenal Gallery, New York, 2016),  #INSIDEBLACKGOTHAM (Civil Service Cafe, Brooklyn, 2015), Exposed (Sweet Lorraine Gallery, Brooklyn, 2014), and Bed Stuy Story (Warehouse Gallery, Brooklyn, 2014). His residencies and awards include the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space Program (2016) and History in Action Project (2016). Ware received a B.S. from University of Pittsburgh.


Photo credit: Kenneth Dixon, 2017, courtesy of Black Gotham Experience

6:30 pm–7:30 pm

$5; free for members and enrolled students