Black Refractions

Panel moderated by Emily Kuhlmann

San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora is the inaugural venue for Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem, a major traveling exhibition created by the American Federation of Arts (AFA) in collaboration with The Studio Museum in Harlem. Black Refractions surveys close to a century of creative achievements by artists of African descent and is the first traveling exhibition in twenty-five years to reveal the breadth and expansive growth of the Studio Museum’s permanent collection. MoAD’s showing of the exhibition includes over sixty works by over fifty artists across all media dating from the 1920s to the present.

Today's panel invites artists and organizers who are involved with the exhibition to speak about Black Refractions.


Sadie Barnette (artist)

Essence Harden (Ph.D. candidate, independent curator, and writer)

Moderated by Emily Kuhlmann (Director of Exhibitions and Curatorial Affairs, Museum of the African Diaspora)

Location: Untitled Art, Podcast at Untitled Art, San Francisco