Africobra: Art For The People Film Screening
6:00 – 8:00pm
FREE Members | $8 Non-Members
Film screening of AfriCOBRA: Art for the People and talk with AfriCOBRA artist Napoleon Jones-Henderson. Produced by the TV Land Network and narrated by Phylicia Rashad, this poignant documentary features rare interviews and the dynamic work of Chicago’s AfriCOBRA artists and founder Jeff Donaldson. Join us following the film for a conversation with AfriCOBRA artist and scholar Napoleon Jones-Henderson as he discusses the contributions of AfriCOBRA to the 1960s Black Arts Movement.
January 20 – April 29, 2018
This exhibition, the first museum retrospective of American artist Jeff Donaldson (1932-2004), explores four decades of the artist’s career, spanning from his activist roots in Chicago as a founding member of the AfriCOBRA movement to his influence on future generations of artists as a professor at Howard University. Donaldson’s work is an amalgamation of energetic colors, intricate patterns, and African iconography that celebrates the history of African art and the roots of black culture.
Napoleon Jones-Henderson is Director of the Research Institute of African and African Diaspora Arts, Inc. and BENNU Arts, in Boston and has been a member of AfriCOBRA since 1969.