Embrace the colorful world of contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley during the celebration for the Museum’s exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic. Enjoy music, a cash bar and performers drawn from the city’s diverse creative community.
When: Saturday, Feb. 18: 6-10 p.m., Main Museum
6–10 p.m. | DJ Keith Success with special guests:
- Wakeso Peterson, musician
- Odessa Rowan, poet
- Tyrece Bell, dancer
- Melvin Johnson, poet
- Gregory Buchanan, pianist
- Charves Dinnis, poet
7:30–8:30 p.m. | Circle 2445 Presents V/V (pronounced “5 of 5”), a string quartet that bridges classical music and hip hop
8:30–9 p.m. | Poets and Performers:
- Brittany Edwards, poet
- Preston Wilson, singer and pianist
9–10 p.m. | Dance party with DJ Keith Success
6:30–7:15 p.m. | A reading of Act I from Joyce Lewis’s I Am Black and Beautiful, a play composed of vignettes commenting on love, self–esteem, and sisterhood.
8–9 and 9–10 p.m. | Screenings of Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace
Members’ Lounge in the Cloister
6–9 p.m. | Magician Dorian the Strange
NOTE: Performer lineup subject to change.