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“There is Black Art in the Future” Exhibit On Display on Smithfield Street

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Black women too often are silenced in a world that depends on them. “There is Black Art in the Future,” a new installation from The International Free Expression Project currently on display around Downtown, rejects that reality by providing a public space to amplify their voices. 

“There is Black Art in the Future” highlights seven Black female artists as they address the crises of our time by drawing on their experiences and communities for inspiration. They confront issues of racial injustice, inequality, Covid-19, climate change, repression, and political polarization. They challenge the status quo and remind us that Black Lives Matter and Black Art Matters. 

The exhibit features work from Jameelah Platt, Sasha Igwe, Ashanté Josey, Janel Young, Corrine Jasmin, Morgan Overton, and Juliandra Jones. Their creations are a must see, highlighting bright colors and creative expression of memories, experiences, and more.  

To see their works, visit the Pitt Building in Downtown Pittsburgh at 211-213 Smithfield St., where they will be on display through August 1 in the form of enormous murals. 

Read more about the exhibition here.  

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