During Black History Month, The Butler Highlights Black artists and the culture that inspires their art, and influences American Art. This exhibition of artwork created by Keith Wisdom springs directly from the creative essence, costumes, color and rhythm of the Bahamian national cultural festival known as Junkanoo (Junk-Ka-Nu). Wisdom, who is Bahamian, notes that, “It is the festival’s historical elements and use of intense colors in its costuming, rhythmic drumming and parading presentation that have deeply affected me and my depiction of what I feel within my soul.” Bahamian Junkanoo is an individual and community celebration of freedom that evolved from Christmas slave celebrations held in late eighteen century Nassau, The Bahamas.
January 17th 2021, through February 28th, 2021.
Finnegan / Hynes Gallery