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Past Events

FA+F Artists In Conversation

FA+F Artists In Conversation

Atlanta, GA
NBAF and Arnika Dawkins Gallery host “A Conversation with Artists”, Ayana V. Jackson and Paul Stephen Benjamin.  NBAF's Fine Art+Fashion 2017 Visual Artists Awardees.Ayana V. Jackson is a critically acclaimed international artist whose work seeks to crystallize the experience of contemporary Afri...
Friday, March 17 2017 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

“New Movements in Dance: Atlanta’s Rising Choreographers”

“New Movements in Dance: Atlanta’s Rising Choreographers”

Atlanta, GA
As a part of its ongoing Dance Program, NBAF offers a day-long program in partnership with the High Museum of Art that spotlights young choreographers, dancers and rising stars who are defining and shaping the new direction of dance in Atlanta. Within the framework of “talk/conversation/demonstra...
Saturday, October 15 2016 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Step Afrika! The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

Step Afrika! The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

Atlanta, GA
As part of the celebration of the 100th birthday of the renowned African American artist Jacob Lawrence and the reunification of his seminal 60-panel work, The Migration of the Negro, NBAF in partnership with the Rialto Center for the Arts brings Step Afrika! back to Atlanta for its critically-ac...
Saturday, October 8 2016 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

“Boundaries Crossed: Migrations Yesterday and Today”

“Boundaries Crossed: Migrations Yesterday and Today”

Atlanta, GA
A moderated panel presentation addressing the global issue of migration including complex and interwoven issues of migration, reverse migrations, displacement, gentrification, transnationalism from a historical to a contemporary perspective. Panelists include: C. Brian Williams, founder of Step ...
Saturday, October 8 2016 3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Master Class with Step Afrika!

Master Class with Step Afrika!

Atlanta, GA
Members of Step Afrika! offer a master class to selected pre-professionals and invited rising and aspiring dancers in middle school to college.
Friday, October 7 2016 5:00 PM 6:30 PM

An Evening with Nnenna Freelon

An Evening with Nnenna Freelon

Atlanta, GA
Acclaimed jazz vocalist and six-time Grammy Award nominee, Nnenna Freelon and her trio perform a special selection of songs in tribute to female jazz vocalists.  A versatile and multi-talented performer, in 2014 Freelon starred in the critically acclaimed show “Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the...
Sunday, October 2 2016 3:00 PM 5:00 PM

“In Conversation with Phil Freelon, An Architect at the Forefront”

“In Conversation with Phil Freelon, An Architect at the Forefront”

Atlanta, GA
In conversation with Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR), renowned architect Phil Freelon, designer of the Center and co-designer of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the Smithsonian Mall, will share stories and experiences from his ex...
Saturday, October 1 2016 2:30 PM 3:30 PM

Master Class with Nnena Freelon

Master Class with Nnena Freelon

Atlanta, GA
Six-time Grammy Award nominee and acclaimed jazz vocalist, Nnenna Freelon offers a master class for selected college pre-professionals and invited high school and middle school students who are rising and aspiring singers, jazz vocalists and students of jazz. Freelon has dedicated herself to educ...
Saturday, October 1 2016 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

“GOREÉ CROSSING: A Staged Reading”

“GOREÉ CROSSING: A Staged Reading”

Atlanta, GA
Written and directed by Emory University scholar/artist–in-resident, playwright, director and author, Paul Carter Harrison and with an original score by Olu Dara, Goreé Crossing is set in 1918 in the deep South at the end of Minstrelsy and World War 1. Goreé Island in the bay of Dakar, Senegal is...
Sunday, September 18 2016 3:00 PM 5:00 PM

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