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NAACP Black Identity Art Visit

  • Koplin Del Rio 313 Occidental Avenue South Seattle, WA, 98104 United States (map)

Join our NAACP Seattle King County Board and its Membership on a culture outing. The Koplin del Rio art gallery has an exhibit of artist Robert Pruitt now through Sept 28. As a group, we will be meeting at the gallery at 4:30pm on 9/25 there in Pioneer Square to enjoy this free exhibit interpreting Black identity.

Real Change News recently reported that this exhibit shows, “Identity, transformation and transcendence are recurring themes in his solo exhibition titled ‘Robert Pruitt: The Majesty of Kings Long Dead’ at KDR. This is his second solo show at the gallery’s Seattle location and fifth overall since their relocation from Los Angeles. ‘Majesty’ builds on a body of larger-than-life drawings of Black people in an unnamed universe. The artist is providing a definition of Black identity. Unlike other groups, Black Americans have lost a significant amount of history. Once their ancestors arrived on the shores of the United States, people became property and with it, individuality plus tribal connection became lost across the Atlantic Ocean. As Pruitt builds a Black celestial sovereignty, he’s incorporating aspects of his own life and Black culture.”

Earlier Event: September 25
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