RECEPTION “Mami Wata Afrofuturism: 500 Years Back to the [Afro][F]uture” at Houston Museum of African American Culture

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RECEPTION “Mami Wata Afrofuturism: 500 Years Back to the [Afro][F]uture” at Houston Museum of African American Culture

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

ON VIEW APRIL 12 – JUNE 29, 2024: Houston Museum of African American Culture presents “Mami Wata Afrofuturism: 500 Years Back to the [Afro][F]uture” featuring paintings, photographs, video, and sculpture from seven artists: Arnold J. Browne, Carla Jay Harris, Lewinale Havette, Miatta Kawinzi, Abi Salami, Lakea Shepard, and Raymond Thompson, Jr..

Curated by HMAAC’s Chief Curator Christopher Blay, the exhibition envisions the future through the lens of the past and focuses on works by artists of the African Diaspora who consider the transatlantic and trans-Mississippi delta journeys of black people across waters, carrying with them histories, mythologies, and cultures towards new futures.

FILM SCREENING – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2024 at 7:00 PM: Attend this free screening at Houston Museum of African American Culture featuring “Mami Wata” by director C.J. ‘Fiery’ Obasi, a film that New York Times describes as “both haunting and ravishing.” Get free tickets HERE. Watch the trailer HERE.

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