Celebrate the African Diaspora

The UConn School of Fine Arts presents Celebrate the African Diaspora, a year long series of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the UConn African American Cultural Center.

50th Anniversary African American Cultural Center

The UConn School of Fine Arts presents Celebrate the African Diaspora, a year long series of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the UConn African American Cultural Center. Come visit and make a day of sharing in the celebration! Visit sfa.uconn.edu/african-diaspora for updates on events throughout the year.

AUTUMN 2018 EVENTS

MYTH: Paintings by Kamar Thomas
OCT 1 – DEC 7
Reception Oct 26 – 6:00pm
Jorgensen Gallery at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

SONGFEST: I Hear Music in the Air! presented by UConn Music
OCT 21 – 3:00 PM
United Congregational Church of Tolland, Tolland, CT

LIVING OBJECTS: African American Puppetry
OCT 25 – APR 7
Exhibit Opening Oct 25 – 6:30pm
The Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry

H. FRED SIMONS AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER: Celebrating Fifty Years of Service and Activism
OCT 25 – DEC 16
Exhibit Opening Oct 25 – 4pm
William Benton Museum of Art

KATHLEEN BATTLE: Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey
OCT 26 – 8:00 PM
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

SIR GEORGE AND THE DRAGON by Pumpernickel Puppets
OCT 27 – 11 AM & 2 PM
Ballard Institute Theater at The Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry

TURN IT UP! The New Sound of New Orleans
NOV 3 – 7:00 PM
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

CAMILLE A. BROWN & DANCERS: “ink”
NOV 14 – 7:30 PM
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

COLLEGIUM MUSICUM: Early Music and the African Diaspora
NOV 15 – 8:00 PM
von der Mehden Recital Hall

UCONN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Aria/Concerto Competition Winners with works by African-American composers
DEC 6 – 8:00 PM
von der Mehden Recital Hall

PUPPET FORUM SERIES: African American Puppetry in New York City with Nehphrii Amenii and Brad Brewer
DEC 6 – 7:00 PM
Ballard Institute Theater at The Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry

A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: An American Musical Celebration
NOV 29 – DEC 9
Connecticut Repertory Theatre