Art + Issues: A Community On The Way To Heaven Is Thursday

Monday, April 21, 2014
John Biggers, Shotgun, Third Ward #1, 1966, tempera and oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by Anacostia Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
John Biggers, Shotgun, Third Ward #1, 1966, tempera and oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by Anacostia Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Art + Issues:  A Community on the Way to Heaven will be held Thursday from 6-7 p.m. at the Hunter Museum.  

Charles Neal, retired minister of First Centenary United Methodist Church, will explore the idea of community through a painting by John Biggers in the current exhibition "African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond."  Just as this piece represents community coming together as one, it also explores the traumas of living with one another in community. With this as a focus, participants will explore the idea that all are bound together in eternal love - the same eternal love shared for all.  

The event is free to all in the community. This is presented in partnership with The AIGA.


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Beyond Freedom Of Speech

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Roy Exum: What Else $3 Can Mean

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