Photo of curator Ariella Wollens talking about art exhibit, as attendee looks on.
By Rachel Galvin
After being postponed due to COVID-19, Funding Arts Broward was thrilled to be back for its 5th annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” event on April 25 at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. People did their best to wear their black and white for the elegant evening while they sipped some wine or champagne and tried some hors d’oeuvres, and listened to performances by students from the Dillard High School Center for the Arts. There also was music by DJ Israel Charles, the arts and music program director at the school. Then, they could dive into one or more of the decadent desserts presented before heading in for a curated tour by Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater or Bryant-Taylor Curator Ariella Wolens of the new exhibit entitled “Lux et Veritas.”
The new exhibit features artists who are people of color who attended the Yale School of Art for graduate studies between 2000 and 2010. This group found solidarity banding together and seeking support when often it was not found for them. Their viewpoint was different than what might have historically been coming out of the school and thus the title of the exhibition is a popros. It translates into “Light and Truth.” They shed a light on society, stereotypes and more, reevaluating art while showcasing the greater recognition of artists of color. Featured artists include Mike Cloud, William Cordova, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Abigail DeVille, Torkwase Dyson, John Espinosa, Luis Gispert, Rashawn Griffin, Leslie Hewitt, Loren Holland, Titus Kaphar, Jamerry Kim, Eric N. Mack, Wardell Milan, Wangechi Mutu, Mamiko Otsubo, Ronny Qevedo, Mickalene Thomas, Anna Tsouhlarakis, Shoshanna Weinberger and Kehinde Wiley. Lux et Veritas is presented by S. Donald Sussman and sponsored by Funding Arts Broward.
The exhibition is on display until October 23. (If you go, make sure to check out the exhibit upstairs: Confrontation: Keith Haring and Pierre Alechinsky, which is on display until October 2).
For more information on the museum, visit www.nsuartmuseum.org.
For more information on Funding Arts Broward, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org.
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